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Getting started

This library research guide will introduce you tRed maple leaveso Canadian sources of law, as well as referencing with the Canadian guide to uniform legal citation, 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 the primary sources and secondary sources library research guides.

Canadian law databases

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Westlaw International defaults to only searching United States content. 

To find Canadian content, select 'International Materials' from the home screen. 

Then select 'Canada' under 'Jurisdiction'.

You can then click on a resource type (e.g. Cases) to browse or search those resources, or simply search in the search box at the top of the screen to search across all Canadian content.

Introductory and helpful resources

Guides of interest

Law: secondary sources

This guide will assist you in identifying and searching secondary sources of law.

Law: primary sources

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

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Canadian law resources