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American Law Guides for Beginners (and Canadian legal researchers)

At the Great Library, we’re always looking for simple, accessible resources that can provide our users with a good starting point for their U.S. legal research. So we were happy to discover that the Law Library of Congress has produced a series of beginner’s guides to American law topics.

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The British Are Leaving!

A form of Brexit is currently taking place in the Great Library’s American Room. British law reports and statutes are leaving. But not to worry – these materials are being cleaned and moved to their new location on the library’s 1st floor. Continue reading


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Nobody Knows Everything

What should you do when you have to research a totally unfamiliar area of law? No one knows everything, so it’s a great strategy to look for a reputable source, print or online, that provides an overview or background information to give you a starting point. Continue reading


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How to Find Law Society Discipline Decisions

We have a new legal research guide about finding a specific type of tribunal decision – How To Find Law Society Discipline Decisions. The guide covers available sources of full-text discipline decisions issued by the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Hearing and Appeal Divisions, as well as sources for older decision summaries. We also include a few tips for searching these sources. Continue reading