All title descriptions are quoted from Guide to Authors, Geological Survey of Canada, 1975.
The original reports of the Geological Survey of Canada. First published 1845 (for work in 1843). The title change to "Annual Reports" in 1885.
1845-1884. No volume numbers. Published in English and French.
The continuation of "Report of Progress".
1885-1907. Published in English (volumes 1-16) and French (volumes 1-12).
This annual report was first published in 1885.
Comprehensive terminal reports on the geology of specific areas.
Comprehensive reports on geological or related subjects, not primarily on systematic areal mapping. May be of any length but are generally terminal reports on at least some phase of research project. May be illustrated in any manner suited to the subject.
These include reports on subjects of economic interest on a broad regional basis.
Produced by photo-offset printing from typescript to permit prompt publication of geological information. May be of any reasonable length and carry maps, figures, and photographs. They may range from the presentation of accumulated data to highly sophisticated and interpretive reports of progress. They include the following:
Include popular guides designed mainly for the use of the general public, and publications not readily assigned to other categories.
To place results in the hands of the user as quickly as possible manuscript texts and maps are made available at the principal offices fo the Survey. In most cases the public may arrange to have copies made commercially. Many reports that are being prepared for publication are first placed on Open File.