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Research Guides

Public policy: key government resources

A guide to governmental and grey literature sources for public policy research prepared by Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries.


Think Tank Search

  • "searches the websites of institutions that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity"

Google Scholar

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) :policy research from leading think tanks worldwide

Think Tanks (Canada and United States)


Decision of the Federal Court

LexisNexis Academic

    provides access to:

  • news
  • business: information of a specific company
  • legal information: eg. judgment on a case


  • major biomedical and pharmaceutical database 
  • indexes over 3,500 international journals
  • includes health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, and psychiatry 

Environment and planning

  • refereed journal committed to interdisciplinary research on issues of government and policy
  • international perspective
  • papers on political science, planning, geography, economics, law, sociology, and public administration
  • content search available

NiCHE: Network in Canadian History and Environment

Social Science Research Network  

Prezi: Introduction to Government Publications

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Consultation room

Decoding CODOC

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