Free Government Information
Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc., who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information.
Government Information at the University of Alberta Libraries
Government information includes documents and publications produced by governmental agencies.
These resources can be found in all UofA Libraries in various formats (e.g., paper, electronic, microformats). Use the research guides linked from the tabs above to identify and locate government information by jurisdiction.
TUTORIAL: Introduction to Government Information
This tutorial was created for graduate students in the Library and Information Studies Program at the University of Alberta. It provides a basic introduction to government information with a focus on Canadian government publications and documents.
Government Information in the News
- November 4, 2013: Op-Ed: Farewell to Depository Services, a building block of democracy. Ottawa Citizen
- October 2, 2013: Blacked Out Government Websites Available Through Wayback Machine. Internet Archive Blog
- October 1, 2013: Following the Government Shutdown. Sunlight Foundation.
- US Government shutdown and the impact on access to US governemnt information
- September 2, 2013: Release of government documents backlogged. By Fiona Buchanan, Postmedia News.
- cessation of Cabinet records being transferred to Library and Archives Canada
- August 29, 2013: Library and Archives Canada and Canadiana.org partner on digitization, online publication of millions of images from archival microfilm collection. News Release, Library and Archives Canada.
Government Information Librarian