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Government — Foreign

BOPCRIS: the British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service
Search and browse information on over 23,000 key British official publications. Coverage: 1688-1995.

EUROPA: Gateway to the European Union
Portal site of the European Union providing information on EU actvities, institutions, documents and services.

Library and Archives Canada - Foreign Government Information and Intergovernmental Organizations
Library and Archives Canada maintains this selective collection of links to official and non-official sites containing information on foreign governments and international organizations and their publications.

Subject Reference

Government — International

ASIL Electronic Resource Guide: United Nations
Helpful guide from the American Society of International Law. Includes information on accessing official United Nations Internet Sites, statistics, UN Resolutions & Documents, International Courts and Tribunals.

G8 Information Centre
Links to information pertaining to the G7, G8, and G20 summits by University of Toronto. Links to summits, meetings, and documents, etc.

GATT Digital Library: 1947-1994
Provides access to documents of and information about the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), an organization that promoted international commerce and the reduction of trade barriers among member states from 1947 to 1994.

Library and Archives Canada - International Organizations
Library and Archives Canada maintains this selective collection of links to official and non-official sites containing information on international organizations and their publications.

United Nations Official Document System (ODS)
Covers all types of official United Nations documentation. Includes full text of United Nations parliamentary documents (including resolutions and decisions) issued at United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations Office in Geneva since 1993 as well as at the United Nations Office in Vienna since 1997. The official record version of older United Nations resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards are stored separately on ODS in the "Resolutions" database, accessible only from the advanced search screen. ODS Training Guide available.

United Nations Scholars' Workstation
Contains a collection of texts, finding aids, data sets, maps, and pointers to print and electronic information. Subject coverage includes disarmament, economic and social development, environment, human rights, international relations, international trade, peacekeeping, and population and demography.

United Nations System Pathfinder
Excellent tool to aid in the identification of major publications (printed and electronic) of the organizations of the United Nations system. Other helpful tools from the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library are UNBISnet - UN Bibliographic Information System and the UN Documentation: Research Guide.

Yearbook of the United Nations (1946-2005)
The UN Yearbooks provide detailed information of the Organization's activities. Include all major General Assembly, Security Council, and Economic and Social Council resolutions. This research portal provides searching and viewing of the complete collection of Yearbooks.

Subject Reference

Government — USA

First Gov: the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
Official U.S. gateway to all government information: federal government, local and tribal governments. The Reference Centre provides links to wide range of information: laws and regulations, statistics, publications.

Frequently Used Sites Related to U.S. Federal Government Information
A directory of links to popular U.S. government sites on the Internet. The links are organized by topics including major government indexes, business, crime, census, congress, consumer information, copyright, education, foreign countries, health, impeachment, natural resources, law, scientific reports,and tax forms. From the Federal Documents Task Force (FDTF) and the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT).

THOMAS (Library of Congress)
Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Provides access to the full texts of bills and laws from the United States Congress, the daily Congressional Record, relevant proceedings and proposed legislation, committee reports, and roll call votes, variously available from the present back to the 93rd Congress (1973).

US GPO Access
Service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides electronic access to a wealth of information sources from the U.S. federal Government. Provides helpful pages linking to legislative, executive, and judicial resources. It is possible to search many of these individual resources and also to search across multiple databases.