Controlled vocabularies for the Government of Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) creates standardized language for Canadian topics and names. We also register vocabulary developed by federal departments that describe Government of Canada resources.


Government of Canada controlled vocabulary registry

Library and Archives Canada is responsible for the registration of controlled vocabularies used in the Government of Canada for Web resource discovery

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Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus (CST)

A thesaurus of standardized terms that describe information and publications created by the Government of Canada

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