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This library research guide introduces Canadian sources of law, as well as referencing with the Canadian guide to uniform legal citation. This style of legal citation is commonly referred to as the "McGill Guide".

Explore this guide for recommended starting and access points such as databases and websites.

Many of the resources on this guide can also be accessed through these other library research guides.

Canadian law databases

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Searching Westlaw International defaults to United States content only.

To find Canadian content:

  • select 'International Materials' from the home screen
  • select 'Canada' under 'Jurisdiction'
  • choose a resource type to browse (e.g. Cases), or search those resources, or,
  • use the search box at the top of the screen for all Canadian content.

Introductory and helpful resources

Guides of interest

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Law: secondary sources

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Law: primary sources

This guide will assist you in researching and locating primary sources of law.

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Canadian law resources