Government Information - Canada Federal
The Government Documents collection in Elizabeth Dafoe Library is a full depository for Canadian federal documents. Most of these publications are catalogued.
Some older publications are not catalogued. Below you will find products that can be used to identify
and in some cases access Canadian federal documents, followed by individual federal websites and portals.
DEPOSITORY SERVICES PROGRAM - GOVERNMENT OF CANADA PUBLICATIONS
INDEXING AND AGGREGATORS FOR CANADIAN FEDERAL DOCUMENTS
IMPORTANT CANADIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WEBSITES
- Google is good for indexing federal documents, just add a site
qualifier, i.e. H1N1 site:gc.ca to search for H1N1 flu and limiting
to the Government of Canada
- ProFile Index (1973-1978) and Microlog Index (1979-1987) index many Canadian federal documents and make them available on microfiche.
The indexes are stored in the government documents microforms area, as are the publications on microfiche, in full text, covering 1973-1981.
Canadian Research Index (formerly Microlog) indexes federal, provincial and municipal documents, 1982 to present. Links are provided to documents that are freely available.
Early Canadiana Online / Library and Archives Canada provides access
to materials that are pre-1900, including early official publications, reconstituted debates, Early Governors General of Canada,
Colonial government journals, and the Sessional
Papers of Canada for 1868-1900.
Peel's Prairie Provinces (Digital Collection): includes selected federal and provincial documents dealing with the prairies.
- Government of Canada Publications catalogue
- Publications and Reports: Government of Canada
Library and Archives Canada Amicus catalogue: includes records for selected government publications plus some links to full text.
Library and Archives Canada Electronic Collection: includes some links to the government publishing sector.
- InfoSource: information about the government, its organization and its information holdings
- Canadian federal government databases accessible through the internet (2008)
Federal Publication Locator
Please contact: Gary Strike,
Data Services Librarian for assistance.