About the Federal Science Library

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The Federal Science Library (FSL) is a partnership of seven departmental science libraries to enhance access to departmental scientific information and library services.

The FSL self-serve portal makes government research and resources available to researchers everywhere by connecting them with the collections of the seven libraries. The portal's citation index and search features allow you to view or request items from a vast collection of scientific publications. Wherever possible, departmental publications, reports, data sets and other content are freely available for anyone to access or download. Interlibrary loan services are also available.

Open Government

Open Government and Open Science are core values for the FSL. The FSL began as a commitment under Canada's Action Plan on Open Government to develop and pilot a single online discovery and access platform for federal science library services and collections. Building on the initial pilot phase, the FSL has identified ongoing commitments for the Open Government Implementation Plan now underway. The Plan enables more open and transparent government and maximizes the sharing of government information.

List of partners

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
  • Health Canada (HC)
  • National Research Council Canada (NRC)
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
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