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Political Science Research Guide: Government information

Canadian federal and provincial government sources



Other guides on locating Canadian government information

Poltext: Textual Data for Policy Analysis

United States government information sources

United Nations information sources

Government, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental information custom Google search

Try the steps below to retrieve information originating from various jurisdictions and types of organizations.


  1. enter keywords about your topic in the box
  2. use the drop down menu to select a country, region, or type of organization
  3. click on "Search"


Based on code developed at MacOdrum Library, Carleton University

Old versions of government web pages

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Legal information sources

Access to information & privacy requests

Submit a request.
Response time from Canadian federal departments is at least 30 days.

Related guides to researching government and legal sources

See these additional UWaterloo Library guides for more sources and search tools: