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Legal Resources: A Brief Guide: Home


This guide is a brief introduction to legal resources. It is not intended to to be a comprehensive list of resources, but rather a starting point from which you can begin your research. 

This guide will also direct you to comprehensive guides hosted by law libraries at various Canadian universities and written by librarians with expertise in legal resoures. Please keep in mind some of the resources in these external guides will be institution specific, so check back here to see which resources Trent subscribes to.

Doing legal research takes time. Give yourself plenty of time to do background research on your topic and explore the resources.

If you require assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at  Please include as much nformation as you can about your assignment and topic.


Finding articles with Omni

Omni is the Library's academic search tool.  It is not specific to law, but you can use it to find resources about laws.

To find books, book chapters, and peer reviewed articles that discuss a specific law/act/statute or legislation related to a topic do a simple keyword search and use the Modify Your Results menu to narrow your search.  Example searches:

protecting canadians from online crime act

cyberbullying legislation canada

immunization of school pupils act

vaccination laws ontario

Legal Research Guides

Legal Citation