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This research guide provides a brief introduction to Canadian legal research.  For more detailed information, consult Ted Tjaden, Update: Researching Canadian Law, or Nancy McCormack et al., The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research (2010) Reference Office KE250 .M312x 2010.

For basic information on any aspect of Canadian law, start with Halsbury’s Laws of Canada.  This legal encyclopedia is located at KE180, and divided by topic.  It provides summaries of relevant laws, with citations to statutes, cases, and regulations.


Database Access Note: access to certain databases linked to in this guide may be restricted to members affiliated with the U of M Law School or the U of M Twin Cities campus. Please see our Databases Directory for further information on access privileges.


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