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To locate treatises that focus on Canadian law, search MNCAT or WorldCat using key words for the topic and "Canada" (or the name of the province). 


Periodical Articles

To find articles written about Canadian law, use the following indexes:

The Canadian Index to Legal Periodicals, which is a part of the Canadian Abridgment, covers Canadian legal literature.   

Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature  indexes Canadian legal literature with subject, author, case, and book review indexes.  It is free on the web from 1998-date: (the search engine has a French interface, but you can use English-language search terms to retrieve articles in English).

The following American indexes cover Canadian legal periodicals:

Legal Dictionaries

Two Canadian legal dictionaries are available in the Reference Office: 

Legal Research Guides

Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research  This guide is a comprehensive introduction to Canadian Legal Research.

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