Resources by Topic

Legal Research

Key Databases

Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation  Canadian Resource Image 
  • The Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide) is a guide to citation of legal materials.
  • It provides comprehensive rules for citing case law, legislation, periodicals, books and government documents. 
Canadian Law List  Canadian Resource Image 
  • Canada Law Book's free directory of Canadian law firms, lawyers, judges and government departments.
Canadian Legal Information Institute  Canadian Resource Image 
  • CanLII makes primary sources of Canadian law accessible.
  • Includes statutes and case law from federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
  • Provides meanings of abbreviations for legal publications from Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
  • Includes a selection of major foreign language law abbreviations.
CriminalSource  Canadian Resource Image 
  • Features Martin's Annual Criminal Code, Martin's Related Criminal Statutes, Canadian Criminal Cases (C.C.C.) and Master Table of Cases.
Department of Justice Canada

Canadian statutes and regulations prepared by the Department of Justice Canada.

E-laws  Canadian Resource Image 

Contains consolidated versions of most of Ontario's public statutes and regulations that are up to date within 14 days of enactment of a new law or amendment of an existing law.

HeinOnline  Canadian Resource Image 

An image-based, government document and legal research database, it includes Canadian and international law journals, Canada Supreme Court Reports, Provincial Statutes of Canada, Constitutions of the World and more.

Irwin Law Collection (On-campus only)  Canadian Resource Image 
Law Society of Upper Canada Lawyer and Paralegal Directory  Canadian Resource Image 

An on-line search for individuals licensed as lawyers or paralegals in Ontario.

Law Society of Upper Canada Resources for Paralegals  Canadian Resource Image 

This site includes the Paralegal Rules of Conduct which govern the practice in Ontario. It also includes paralegal processes for licensing and complaints, and a very helpful section on frequently ask questions.

LawSource (Westlaw)  Canadian Resource Image 
  • Provides access to a wide-range of Canadian legal resources including The Canadian Abridgment, The Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Index to Canadian Legal Literature, case law, legislation, and legal journals.
LexisNexis Academic  Canadian Resource Image 
Now Nexis Uni

Access news, business and legal information from thousands of sources.

Library Catalogue

Search the library's print collection.

Quicklaw  Canadian Resource Image 
  • Lexis Quicklaw Advance provides access to full-text Canadian court decisions and a wide variety of primary and secondary legal resources.
Slaw  Canadian Resource Image 

A Canadian legal co-operative weblog. It is a forum to share knowledge, offer advice and instruction on all aspects of law. Contributors include law faculty, lawyers, law librarians, and legal publishers.

The Lawyer’s Daily  Canadian Resource Image 

A source for Canadian legal news, analysis and current awareness for legal professionals. It also features summaries of recent court rulings.

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