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Public Administration

Key Databases


Full-text access to reports, studies and public documents from Canadian organizations and governments through to the end of 2019.

CBCA Canadian resource  Canadian Business & Current Affairs
Magazines and academic journals covering current events, business, science, the arts.
Access to the full-text of selected monograph and serial research documents produced by the Conference Board of Canada, focusing largely on organizational management and public policy issues.
nonpartisan, current, authoritative research and analysis provided to committees and Members of both the House and Senate (U.S.)
Indexes the international literature in the field of economics. Includes coverage of journals, books, book chapters, reviews, dissertations, conferences and working papers. Includes content relating to international trade agreements.

Library of Parliament Research Publications
Canada’s Library of Parliament produces a variety of analytical publications to inform parliamentarians on legislative, public policy or current issues.  They are intended to be non-partisan and reliable sources of information.  Publications include HillNotes, In Briefs, Background Papers, Legislative Summaries, and Trade and Investment profiles

global public policy and social issues. 1915 -
Policy Commons 
research from the world’s leading policy experts, nonpartisan think tanks, IGOs and NGOs. Search with a free, limited account.
Policy File Index
U.S. public policy research from over 350 public policy think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, and advocacy groups (for Canadian and International research see the Think Tank Search Tool)

Political Studies @ ProQuest
searches across 5 databases:
Political Science Database
PAIS Index
Policy File Index
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Working papers and abstracts of journal articles.
Political science, international relations, law, and public administration/policy. International coverage, indexes over 1000 journals back to the '60s.
World Trade Online
Contains Inside U.S. Trade--a weekly report on government and industry trade action--as well as tens of thousands of reports, documents and decisions from around the world, and the latest news on the WTO.

Other Useful Indexes

Current Affairs

The Hill Times

Daily federal political and economic coverage. Set up morning email newsletter delivery. Access via the publisher's website. 


See our guide and links to current and historical Canadian and International newspapers



Canadian Major Dailies


Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)
text of the agreement, fact sheets, background, links to other gov't  sources

World Trade Online
thousands of reports, documents and decisions from around the world