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Government Information & Statistics: Welcome - About Gov Info


Welcome to the Government Information & Statistics guide. This guide is designed to help you find government information and statistics from around the world. Select the tabs above to navigate through the guide.

If you have any questions, or to set up a research consultation appointment, please contact the Government Information Librarian.

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About Government Information & Statistics

About Government Information at the R.P. Bell Library

Description | Location | Finding Gov't Info. | Borrowing


Government documents are defined as information in any format, published, authorized or sponsored by a government body. The R.P. Bell Library has a full collection of Canadian federal publications. Print documents of other levels of government and other countries, as well as international organizations, NGO's, and other types of organizations are selectively collected.

The library is also a member of the Data Liberation Initiative, providing Mount Allison University faculty and students with access to Statistics Canada data files and selected geospatial data files.


Use Novanet to look up both print and online government documents. Most print government documents are located in the basement of the R.P. Bell Library (call numbers: CA1 - CA9). Others are integrated into the main collection. Novanet indicates the location and call number of each document, and links directly to online publications.

Borrowing Government Documents:

Most government documents can be borrowed for the same period as "stack" books in the library. The exceptions are periodicals, Statistics Canada publications, and some rare and fragile materials.