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Government publications: Where to start


This research guide lists the essential starting points for finding government publications, at the University of Toronto Libraries and online.

For further information:

  • see other government documents research guides.

  • or ASK us for assistance - we're here to help.


Official government resources online

 Use this Google custom search (from Carleton University):


Since the mid-1990s, many governments and international governmental organizations (IGOs) have made their publications available on the internet. Use the custom Google search above as a place to start.
  • Tip: If you have an exact title, search it in Google as a phrase by putting quotation marks around it (eg. "Safeguarding asylum: Sustaining Canada's commitments to refugees").