- Government information databases
- Government of Canada publications
- Library Guides to Government Information by Theme
Historical print publications from departments, agencies, and international governmental organizations, are mostly located on the first floor of the MacOdrum Library, and can be found by searching Omni.
Our government information collection focuses on both the subject and area coverage that best reflects the current teaching and research needs of the Carleton University community. See the full Collection Development Policy for more details.
What is government information?
Governments make laws and other rules, provide services, collect and spend taxes, and otherwise make decisions that affect their citizens and residents.
Government information generally includes those documents issued or published under the authority of a government body, be it international, national/federal, provincial/territorial, municipal or intergovernmental. It can take many forms, including books, websites, maps, statistics and data, posters, press releases, advertisements, audio-visual material, laws and other legislative materials, policy documents, and other records of government activity.