Useful national/international official documents and media search engines. Most are searchable.
White Papers on Defence:
2009 Canada First Defence Strategy (pdf)
2005 A Role of Pride and Influence in the World: Defence (Defence Policy Statement) (pdf)
1994 Defence White Paper (pdf)
1992 Canadian Defence Policy (
1987 Challenge and Commitment: A Defence Policy for Canada (pdf)
1971 White Paper on Defence (pdf)
1964 White Paper on Defence (pdf)
White Papers on Foreign Affairs:
2005 A Role of Pride and Influence in the World: Diplomacy (pdf)
1995 Canada in the World: Government Statement (html) (pdf, 236 KB)
1970 Foreign Policy for Canadians (pdf, 4 MB)
1968 Federalism and International Relations (pdf, 4 MB)
Senate Committee Reports (on peacekeeping):
2016 UN Deployment: Prioritizing Commitments at Home and Abroad (Committee pdf En, pdf: En, 6.4 MB, Fr, 2.4 MB)
2000 The New NATO and the Evolution of Peacekeeping: Implications for Canada (html: En, Fr)
1993 Meeting New Challenges: Canada's response to a New Generation of Peacekeeping (report of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs)
Somalia Inquiry report (1997):
Exec summary (pdf) (gc pdf, 43 MB); Vol 1 (pdf, 69 MB) (gc pdf, 206 MB); Vol 2 (pdf, 68 MB) (gc pdf, 206 MB); Vol 3 (pdf, 48 MB) (gc pdf,150 MB); Vol 4 (pdf,19 MB) (gc pdf, 46 MB); Vol 5 (pdf, 91 MB) (gc pdf, 280 MB). No covers (Queens Univ., under 2 MB): Exec Summary (pdf), Vol.1-4. Training study (LaRose-Edwards et al., full report: pdf, 8 MB; recommendations only: pdf, 400K)
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)
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
Agenda for Peace (1992) (pdf-doc-scan)(pdf-clean), Supplement (1995)(pdf)
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: 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
Peace operations: Doctrine (Manuals) (Canada, UK, UN, US)
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.
Defense Strategic Guidance (Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense). Department of Defense, 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.
Technology Source Book: Enabling Technologies for UN Peacekeeping Operations, Department of Defence, Washington, DC., 2015. (pdf)
War Powers Resolution. Library of Congress. 93rd Congress. Public Law 93-148. 1973.
Google Searches: Useful Operators
Include the following operators (examples given) along with your search terms to make Google searching more focused and effective:
define: life – dictionary definition of word "life"
filetype:ppt – find PPT on your topic (also find doc, pdf, xls). [Short form: ext:]
info:cfc.dnd.ca – shows information about cfc.dnd.ca 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 – the + 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
See also: Doctrine on peace operations