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Education (Government Information) Guide


Federal Government Resources

According to the Canadian Constitution Act, Education falls under the jurisdiction of individual provinces, and not a federal department of agency. We've assembled a list of links to provincial education resources under the "Provinces" tab of this guide, but we've also listed some useful Canadian education resources below, mostly from Statistics Canada:

Statistics Canada:

Other federal education resources:


Foreign Countries

Foreign Countries

When researching countries outside of Canada, you'll likely want to look at sources like UNESCO, the OECD, and other intergovernmental organizations - all can be found under the "International Organizations" tab of this guide. Below, we've included links from various foreign governments.

United States

Non-government resources:

United Kingdom

International Organizations

Intergovernmental Organizations

Intergovernmental organizations, or international organizations, aren't technically "government," but are usually composed of sovereign states, though they may also include representation from non-profit organizations or corporations.

When it comes to education, perhaps the most important organization is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It's the UN's education branch and is a major producer of international publications and statistics on education. We've listed a few of their key resources, as well as education resources from other organizations.


Key websites:


OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

Other International Organizations

Finding Government Documents

Finding Government Documents

UNB Libraries has a large collection of print materials, including documents from the Canadian federal government, every province and territory, foreign countries, and international intergovernmental organizations. Our collection is identified by the "HIL-GOV" and "HIL-STORG" locations, and can be found via WorldCat:

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Our collection is currently held in closed storage, but is still circulating. To obtain a document, see staff or send us a request, and we'll retrieve your item for you as quickly as we can.

We're always happy to help however we can, either in person during our staffing hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or by email.


Citing Government Documents

Citing Government Documents

Like all publications, citations for government publications should be consistent with the citation style used elsewhere in your work - most commonly, APA or MLA. 

For assistance citing government documents and statistics, please consult these guides:

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I assist researchers with their general informational needs as well as those more specifically geared toward government documents, data, and maps/GIS. I also work with the research data management (RDM) working group to provide RDM services at UNB.