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Political Science


Sources for Background Information

Almanacs and Directories

  • Canadian Almanac & Directory Database of the following directories: Associations Canada, Canadian Almanac & Directory, Canadian Environmental Directory, Canadian Parliamentary Guide, Directory of Libraries in Canada, Financial Services in Canada, and Governments Canada.
  • Scott's Government Index
    Guide to Canada's Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments


Dictionaries and Encyclopedias



Article and research databases

Core Databases

  • Canadian Research Index (ProQuest)
    index to publications by federal, provincial, and territorial governments; scientific and technical reports; policy, social economic and political reports; Statistics Canada monographs and serials
  • CBCA Complete (ProQuest)
    Articles from Canadian journals, magazines, newspapers and business sources
  • CPI.Q (Gale)
    Canadian Periodical Index. Includes popular and scholarly articles
  • Canadian electronic library: Canadian public policy collection
    full text publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university presses, and public interest groups

Additional Article Databases

Indigenous Peoples

Legal Topics

  • CanLII
    full-text access to Supreme Court of Canada and other courts decisions
  • Index to Legal Periodicals (Wilson)
    provides references to legal literature from a wide range of jurisdictions including Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. ILP indexes articles in law journals, law reviews, government publications and monographs and also provides access to tables of cases and statutes and to book reviews.
  • LegalTrac (Gale)
    index to Canadian and American legal literature

Current Canadian News Sources

Think Tank Publications


Selected Internet Sites

Accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

Government information

Elections and Public Opinion

Other websites



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