Parliamentary Research Handbook

(27 February 2018) The House of Commons Library has produced the Parliamentary Research Handbook for parliamentary officials who prepare research for parliamentarians. The handbook can be used as a self-study guide; to help services set and meet professional standards for research; and for staff training.

The handbook includes chapters on the fundamentals of parliamentary research; foundation skills and knowledge; sourcing and evaluating information; undertaking analysis; writing; using statistics, tables and graphs; impartiality; customer service; legislation briefings; quality control; and committee research.

The Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific (APLAP) has the story and links to the handbook.