If you are looking for historical documents, or are carrying out thematic and/or in depth documentary research, please contact the European Parliament's historical archives service.
If you are not looking for specific documents but simply for information about the European Parliament, you can contact the European Parliament's Citizen's Enquiry Service (Ask EP)
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Other documentary sources
EUR-Lex : access point for the Official Journal of the European Union in electronic form as well as all legislation in force.
EUR-Lex : a database of interinstitutional procedures. It enables you to follow the main stages of the decision-making process between the Commission and the other institutions and see the full text of the documents.
The European Parliament Legislative Observatory : database that provides access to summaries of every stage of decision-making procedure in which the European Parliament is involved. The procedure sheets provide access to the different documents drawn up by Community institutions and bodies within the context of a given procedure.
Delegated acts : The interinstitutional register of delegated acts offers a complete overview of the lifecycle of delegated acts. It allows users to search and follow the development of delegated acts from the planning stage until their publication in the Official Journal. The register also indicates the scrutiny activities by the European Parliament and the Council as well as the work of Expert groups involved in the preparation of delegated acts.
TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) : internet version of the Supplement to the Official Journal. You can see the calls for tender published by the European institutions.
EU Bookshop : from this site you can access all publications, free or for sale, from the European institutions, and from the agencies and other decentralised EU bodies.