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 documents and publications can be found in all University of Alberta Libraries in various formats (e.g., paper, electronic, microformats). Use the research guides linked from the tabs above to identify and locate government materials by jurisdiction.
The University of Alberta Library System is a full depository for the governments of Canada and Alberta. The federal Depository Services Program collects and disseminates both print and electronic materials produced by the Government of Canada. Publications from other Canadian provinces and municipalities are collected on a selective basis. The Canadian Circumpolar Library is a partial depository for Northwest Territories documents.
The University of Alberta Library System also holds depository status with the following international organizations:
- United Nations
- Food and Agriculture Organization (UN specialized agency)
- Pan American Health Organization (Regional Office for the Americas, World Health Organization (WHO); the WHO is a UN specialized agency)
- World Health Organization Kobe Centre for Health Development (one of two global WHO research centres; the WHO is a UN specialized agency)
- World Trade Organization
- European Union
- Organization of American States
- Asian Development Bank
Publications from other international organizations including the Council of Europe, OECD, OSCE, and UN specialized agencies, programmes, and funds (not noted above) are collected on a selective basis. Publications of foreign governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are also collected on a selective basis.