Government Information: Introduction

Government documents

Publications from many national, provincial (territorial or state) and municipal (region, city, town) governments - and from most international government organizations - can be found on the Internet, with a simple Google search. But not all publications are online and most often, there are just too many results in a Google search, to sift through them properly. For a more controlled searching experience or for finding documents that have been gathered together based on a subject or jurisdiction theme, try the following for your searches:

Canada

Omni
Use Advanced Search to find government documents
Include geographic location (e.g. Canada, Ontario) as an author
Canadian Research Index 1982 to present
Federal, provincial and municipal government documents (available on microfiche)
Government of Canada Publications (main site)
Find publications by department or agency
Legislative Assembly of Ontario Library Catalogue
Ontario government documents in print and online

United States

TRELLIS: Library Catalogue
Use Advanced Search to find government documents
Include "United States" as an author
PAIS International 1915 to present
(limit search to "PT = government document")
CQ Weekly (Congressional Quarterly) 1983 to present
First Gov Search
the U.S. Government's Official Web Search

International

TRELLIS: Library Catalogue
Use Advanced Search to find government documents
Include "United States" as an author
PAIS International 1915 to present
(limit search to "PT = government document")