Working Paper Collection
Printed Working Papers
The electronic versions of working papers are all catalogued. Hard copy versions are only catalogued when an electronic version is not available. Most current working papers are not available in hard copy.
Earlier collections and current series of working papers published in hard copy only are kept in the Working Papers area of the Library or in off-site storage.
All working papers in the same series are grouped in a chronological/numerical order. Usually only the last five years of each series are shelved in the Library (check the location in the Catalogue).
The arrangement of the series on the shelves is determined by their shelf number. For different series with the same shelf number (e.g. WP 330 UNI), the arrangement is by the alphabetical order of issuing institutions.
You need the following when checking for a working paper:
- issuing body (e.g. University of Birmingham)
- series title
- shelf number (e.g. WP 330 UNI )
- series number
- year of publication