A government document is an official publication of a government agency, whether it is international, federal, provincial, or municipal. Government documents such as laws, codes, rules and regulations, census publications, etc., are only a small portion of the government's collection. The collection ranges from pamphlets on current popular topics to highly technical and scientific studies on any subject imaginable, as well as maps and charts.
Many government documents are now available online; however, you may have to visit a library to obtain older documents.
Douglas College Library. (2020, June 1). Using Google advanced search to find government publications [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/0fVT6KJbtFA