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Research Guides

Foreign government information

A guide to major print and electronic foreign government information prepared by Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries.

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").

Our collection

The most heavily used foreign country government materials are the U.S. and the U.K. collections, please click to the CODOC country list to see the countries where materials are being collected.

We collect parliamentary (not statutes except for U.S., U.K. and a few other countries), statistical especially statistical yearbooks for the country (some going back to the 19th century) and collections of historical documents on foreign policy.

Except for the statistical yearbooks, documents on foreign policy, U.K. and U.S. materials, we keep most of our foreign countries materials in storage. Request these items online


Your Librarian

     Sam-chin Li, Reference & Government Publication Librarian

     Robarts Library, 130 St. George St.