Useful national/international official documents and media search engines
International Policy Statement (2005): Overview (pdf, 1.2MB), Defence (pdf, 1.0 MB), Development (pdf, 1.4MB), Diplomacy (pdf, 860 KB). Former government site links: Overview, Diplomacy, Defence, Development. ("no longer available online" 2012).
White Papers on Defence:
2009 Canada First Defence Strategy
2005 A Role of Pride and Influence in the World : Defence Policy Statement
1994 Defence White Paper
1987 Challenge and Commitment: A Defence Policy for Canada
1971 White Paper on Defence
1964 White Paper on Defence
White Papers on Foreign Affairs:
2005 A Role of Pride and Influence in the World: Diplomacy
1995 Canada in the World: Government Statement
1970 Foreign Policy for Canadians
1968 Federalism and International Conferences on Education: A Supplement to Federalism and International Relations
1968 Federalism and International Relations
NEWS MEDIA (Newspapers)
Archival search of
Globe and Mail: heritage.theglobeandmail.com
New York Times: query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch
Toronto Star: micromedia.pagesofthepast.ca
Charter of the United Nations, html on UN website (by chapter); on this site as html and as pdf and in French (pdf)
* League of Nations Covenant and UN Charter comparison section-by section (pdf)
Cuban Missile Crisis primary documents: http://walterdorn.org/res/168
ODS (Official Document System), advanced search: documents.un.org/advance.asp
Peacekeeping operations (past and present), statistics, mission histories: Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council. New Horizon paper (A New Partnership Agenda: Charting a New Horizon for UN Peacekeeping), Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Department of Field Support, 2009
Photo Library and UN Multimedia
Refworld documents by type (e.g., maps, mission reports, searchable GA/SC resolutions)
WebTV (UN), including "Live Now" and "Security Council Media Stakeout"
Meeting records (including Proces Verbal)
Provisional Rules of Procedure (also available on the current site here). Français: Règlement intérieur provisoire du Conseil de sécurité (aussi disponible sur ce cite Web ici (pdf))
Resolutions: www.un.org/Docs/sc/unsc_resolutions.html (no search function); wikipedia (summaries and votes); Refworld: Resolutions (searchable)
Refworld: Presidential statements
Search docs with ODS: (full text) search by adding symbol S/ or (for resolutions) S/RES
Security Council website
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Guidance for 2011. Washington, DC: Department of Defense, 2011. United States. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Defence Strategic Guidance (Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense). Department of Defence, January 2012.
Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986. Library of Congress. 99th Congress. Public Law 99-433. 1986.
National Military Strategy of the United States of America: Redefining America's Military Leadership. United States. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Washington, DC: Department of Defense, February 2011.
National Security Strategy of the United States. United States. The Office of the President. Washington, DC: The White House, May 2010.
National Security Act of 1947 (as amended). Title 50 US Code, Sections 401-442a. 2010 ed. (Cornell University Law School)Quadrennial Defense Review Report. United States. The Office of the Secretary of Defense. Washington, DC: Department of Defense, 12 February 2010. Read: 128 p.
War Powers Resolution. Library of Congress. 93rd Congress. Public Law 93-148. 1973.
Google Searches: Useful Operators
Include the following operators (with examples) along with your search terms to make using Google more effective:
allinurl: google faq – find website associated with that name (example yields www.google.com/policies/privacy/faq/)
define: life – dictionary definition of word "life"
filetype:ppt – find PPT on your topic (also find doc, pdf, xls). [Short form: ext:]
info:walterdorn.org – shows information about walterdorn.org home page.(can help to check authenticity of websites)
site:forces.gc.ca – a useful way to search sites and entire domains (.gov, .ca), often better than the search engines provided with the site (e.g., forces.gc.ca) (note: omit the www at the front end of URLs)
-"not this expression" – makes sure the expression is not included in the search e.g., Terminator -3
+2 – makes sure the term is included
For more options, see http://www.google.com.au/advanced_search
Within Google News, you can specify the news source, e.g., source:new_york_times