By Alan Kilpatrick
Did you know that the Gallop Portal (Government and Legislative Libraries Online Publications Portal) provides free and convenient access to almost 500,000 electronic government publications from all levels of Canadian government?
Launched five year ago by the Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada (APLIC), the portal is intended to provide Canadians with an easy way to access, connect, and interact with Canadian government resources. Canadian Legislative and Parliamentary libraries are mandated to provide access to government documents by the Federal government’s Depository Services Program.
APLIC describes the portal as a “one-stop access point” to government publications. Users can search for documents across jurisdiction and language using a variety of filtering options and a straightforward search interface. The portal provides particularly high ease of use compared to other Canadian government websites.
We encourage you to check the Gallop Portal out at gallopportal.ca.