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Foreign government information

A guide to major print and electronic foreign government information.

Official government resources online (Google custom search)

Since the mid-1990s, many governments and international governmental organizations (IGOs) have made their publications available on the internet. Use the Google custom search below as a place to start.

Select the jurisdiction from the drop-down menu to search government information from Canada, U.S. Mexico, Africa, Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribean, Europe, Middle East and IGOs.
Note: Enter a search term in English may not get the best results for jurisdictions using languages other than English.

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statistical especially statistical yearbooks for the country (some going back to the 19th century) and collections of historical documents on foreign policy.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