Canadian Government: Federal

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

This guide will direct you to the best online resources for government information from Canadian federal agencies.

Collection Scope

We have an extensive print collection of Canadian federal official publications dating from the Province of Canada period. The Library has been a selective depository for federal government publications since the 1950s and selects the majority of available material of research interest. To find print publications, use our catalogue and limit search to 'Government Information'.

Key Databases

  • Canadian Public Policy Collection
    A collection of publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups.
  • Canadian Research Index
    Provides detailed citations to monographs and serial publications held in the Microlog microfiche collection
  • is a platform which provides access to: Dept. of Foreign Affairs Digital Archive; Early official publications (Early Canadiana Online) and Historical debates of Parliament 1867-1996
  • CPI.Q
    Contains citations to Canadian English and French language journals including some government serials

General Resources


Begin by searching the library catalogue.

Content last updated: February 14, 2020