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What's New

Search All: New and Improved

Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce a new, improved version of our primary institutional search page, Search All, available through Search on the top menu. Related search pages, such as Archives Search and Library Search, have been redesigned as well. The changes reflect our efforts to address issues with the previous version and to comply with the Treasury Board standard Common Look and Feel 2.0 (

The changes impact layout and content. The new pages will feature:

  • improved functionality;
  • a cleaner, more easily navigated layout;
  • some changes in terminology;
  • less redundancy of information;
  • Archives Search Results now:
    • display control numbers (Archival Reference Number, Former Archival Reference Number, Accession Number, etc.),
    • allow more options for sorting and limiting results, and,
    • have higher result set limits;
  • Archives Search now includes the option of expanding or limiting a search to descriptions in (, "a gateway to archival resources found in over 800 repositories across Canada."

You are invited to visit the pages at:

The contributions of many LAC staff were instrumental in the success of this project, and their efforts are much appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact the team leaders of the Federated Search project, at: