Canadian Documents Web Search Engine

Thanks to David Sharp for sharing this with us!

A few weeks back, David Oldenkamp from Indiana University kindly shared information on his international documents web search engine with us. His work inspired me to try and make a similar one for Canadian documents. If you would like to take a look at what I came up with, you can find it at: http://www.library.carleton.ca/madgic/

For now, it searches on the federal level, including select crown corporations, the provincial and territorial level; as well, it searches 80 municipal sites from across Canada. (The 80 municipalities were chosen from a list of Statistic Canada’s Census Metropolitan Areas, Census Agglomerations, and Census Subdivisions for Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Apologies if I overlooked anyone.)

I would be happy to receive any feedback or suggestions for improvement, especially if you know of sites that I might have overlooked. I will also be happy to supply the code if you are interested in putting the search box on one of your pages.

David Sharp

Government Publications Librarian,

Electronic Resources and Provincial Documents

Maps, Data and Government Information Centre

Carleton University Library

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

(613) 520-2600 ext 8198

david_sharp@carleton.ca

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