Government Documents

Government documents are publications produced by or on the behalf of a government department, or a national or international organization. They come in a variety of formats including pamphlets, books, , and web documents. They can contain statistics, parliament documents, statutes, bills, debates, census materials, and reports.


How to find government documents


Publications from government agencies, think tanks and public policy groups in Canada.

Library Catalogue

The library does have some government documents however there is no easy way to search for them using the library catalogue. Depending on their format the government documents are located in different locations within the library. If you need help come to the reference desk.



The majority of government documents can be accessed via the web. Below is a custom Google search box that allows you to search for Canadian government documents (including provincial, municipal, and agencies), courtesy of the Maps, Data, and Government Information Centre – Carleton University Library.


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International Organizations

A publication that contains a collection of articles, along with other material such as letters to the editor or book reviews.
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