Government Information

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 service disruption.

Government content can be relevant to almost any subject area. This guide can help organize and define your search process for Government information.

Think about who (institution/person) is likely to have undertaken research or published in the area. Is there already a list of resources compiled by an authoritative body on this subject? (These listings may or may not include government information)

  1. Subject/topical backgrounders created by legislative libraries to facilitate the work of legislators
  2. Resources created for journalists
  3. Subject guides compiled by academic/special libraries

Places to check:

  1. Subject/topical backgrounders created by legislative libraries to facilitate the work of legislators: 
    • If legislative library staff have been asked to prepare material on a subject it is likely of importance to the Government – one should also consider the possibility that there could be draft legislation (bills) and committee work with reports

2.  Resources created for journalists

3.  Subject guides compiled by academic/special libraries found by:

  • using a search engine and adding to the major search term the additional terms “library guide” or “research guide”
  • using LibGuides Community – which permits a focused search of subject guides created by libraries which use the LibGuides content management system

Canada | Foreign | International | eLibraries/ilibraries/free electronic libraries

Canada

Foreign

International

eLibraries / iLibraries / free electronic Libraries and open collections

  • IMF eLibrary or IMF Data - access to full text because we pay for a subscription
  • OECD iLibrary - access to full text because we pay for a subscription
  • Commonwealth iLibrary - free electronic Library collection - freely available 'View' of full text, pdf requires paid subscription which we do not have
  • Norden iLibrary - free electronic Library collection - freely available 'View' of full text, pdf requires paid subscription which we do not have
  • United Nations iLibrary - free electronic Library collection - freely available 'View' of full text, pdf requires paid subscription which we do not have
  • European Union collection - open collection of freely available full text publications (most already included when searching our library catalogue)
  • Labordoc - open collection of freely available full text publications
Content last updated: June 24, 2020