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University of British Columbia
Who we are
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Who we are
Government Publications is part of of the Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) division at Koerner
Library. We provide reference assistance and access to a large collection of government
materials. These are available in many formats, including print, microforms, cd-roms and various
online file types.
We are a depository library for the Government of Canada; the United Nations; the
European Union; and various International Governmental Organizations such as the
Asian Development Bank. As such we receive almost everything published by these
governments and agencies.
Through the dedication of the staff at the Library for the Legislative Assembly of BC
we also receive a comprehensive selection of materials from the BC government.
Many of these are available online and the links for these are included in their
We also collect widely from the United States - though we are not a depository
library for US government publications.
How Government publications benefit your
Government publications, whether coming from a federal, state/provincial or local government,
are excellent providers of primary source materials, covering topics diverse enough to be of
interest to researchers in every discipline.
You can find information about the inner workings of government and all its branches
locate a bill and all its amendments
access government-funded research
examine technical reports
locate and read declassified military documents
track a politician's voting record
read transcripts of government hearings and much more.
The government publications librarians are:
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