Official publications encompass a wide variety of materials. They include parliamentary publications and publications from government departments and other public bodies and agencies. Official publications may include statistics, records, reports, legislation and even maps.
Official publications may originate from many different sources. These include the legislatures and governements of individual countries, as well as international organisations such as the European Union or the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO, the Council of Europe, etc.
Official publications may cover social, economic, scientific and many other topics. Therefore, they may be of relevance to any academic discipline.