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BIO326H5: Ornithology

White Papers

What is a White Paper?

A concise report that informs readers about a complex issue, often used to convey an organization's philosophy and persuade potential customers. This type of document contains proposals for the specific policy area suggested during the consultation process initiated with the publication of a green paper.
In British law, several drafts of a white paper may be distributed for the final comments after which it goes for approval to the apex body such as a Parliament before it becomes the official policy.


List of government resources:


Canadian Research Index - The major index for Canadian federal, provincial and territorial government publications. Canadian Research Index allows users to identify Canadian government information for business and research, or for informed and active participation in community activities. The database has a browse feature for subjects, company name, collections, and series title, in addition to searching by report number and Microlog microfiche number. Searches can be limited to bibliographies, illustrations and maps.

Public Policy: Key Government Resources Research Guide - Lists important resources both outside and within Canada.

Canadian Government Publications Research Guide


United States:

FedSys - US Government Printing Office Catalog.

Public Policy Issues

Congress Collection  - Policy Papers available through U of T