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New web portal launched to search seven federal libraries with a single click

March 6, 2017

The Government of Canada today announced the launch of the Federal Science Library, “a one-stop, self-serve web portal that makes government research and resources visible to all Canadians by connecting them with the collections of seven departmental libraries.”

Federal Science Library creates a window into government science library collections and scientific research for all Canadians

March 6, 2017 – Ottawa, ON
Access to relevant, high-quality information is at the heart of every successful decision, policy, or research outcome. The Federal Science Library gives Canadians and researchers everywhere a new tool to search multiple government science library collections and repositories from a single place.

The Federal Science Library is a one-stop, self-serve web portal that makes government research and resources visible to all Canadians by connecting them with the collections of seven departmental libraries. The portal allows users to view or request items from a vast collection of publications in science, technology, engineering and health and other related economic, policy and program information. Wherever possible, departmental publications, reports, data sets and other content are freely available for anyone to access or download. It also gives users the option to expand their search beyond the holdings of the seven federal science libraries to include millions of publications from around the globe.

“The Federal Science Library helps consolidate government science resources through a central science library portal,” says John Messina, Chief Information Officer for the Government of Canada. “The Federal Science Library promotes the sharing of knowledge and increases the visibility of government science so it has the greatest possible value and impact.”

In the spirit of Canada’s vision for the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Federal Science Library portal empowers Canadians with knowledge to help them reach their full potential, to engage in their communities and to enable innovation.

Federal Science Library partners:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Health Canada
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Health Agency of Canada

Explore the new Federal Science Library.

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