Law CLN4U – Vasavada (2014-15)
Day 1: Preliminary Source List and Source Reflection
- Library handout (digital notetaker and pathfinder)
► Library Presentation – review this presentation for tips on using the online databases, using the digital notetaker and doing advanced searches using the Recommended Sites below
- When researching for your topic, begin by using our suggested resources on the Library handout (pathfinder) through our reputable List of Databases first.
- When searching the open Web, use these Search Strategies to effectively narrow your search.
Day 2: Recommended Sites and Advanced Search Strategies
- Law Central Canada and Law Central Alberta
- A collection of links and documents intended for student research. Some good topic overviews under “Special Topics”.
- Library of Parliament Research Publications
- (Research Guides on a variety of topics, written by parliamentary library staff for members of the government, providing excellent overviews, clear explanations of law, relevant cases and issues. Check Current, Archived and Legislative Summaries. )
- Statistics Canada – Crime & Justice
- Reports and statistics relating to Canada.
- CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)
- Best CASES: Best source to search for Canadian cases, legislation and reports from boards/tribunals. Use Advanced Search! Sort results by “cases most often cited”.
- Advanced Search Strategies: When searching the open Web, use these Search Strategies to effectively narrow your search.
Web evaluation activity
Select two wesites from to evaluate.
Databases (passwords for databases are in your agenda)
- Canadian Points of View (Points of view and newspaper articles)
- Opposing View Points (provides overviews on issues)
- SIRS Researcher >SIRS Products>Leading Issues (similar to Opposing View Points)
- Gale/TDSB Virtual Reference Library>Law>Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice
Specialized Legal Subject Directories
(tip: right mouse click to open in a new window)
|LawCentral Canadahttp://www.lawcentralcanada.ca/||A collection of links and documents intended for student research. Some good topic overviews under “Special Topics”.|
|Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research http://www.legalresearch.org||Good background information on legal system and lists of links by subject – few annotations, some dead links.|
|Bora Laskin Law Library. University of Torontowww.law-lib.utoronto.ca/resources/index.htm||Good BACKGROUND INFO SOURCE – some dead linksAn annotated list of recommended links. Includes a definition of the area of legal topics. Current updates.|
|Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)http://www.canlii.org/index_en.html||Best CASES: Best source to search for Canadian cases, legislation and reports from boards/tribunals. Use Advanced Search! Sort results by “cases most often cited”.|
|EISIL – Electronic Information System for International Law (American Society of International Law).http://www.eisil.org/||International focus – organizes collection of links by subject with annotations describing all resources.|
|Law Courts Education society of BC. Law Connection.www.lawconnection.ca/||BACKGROUND INFO: created for BC law students & their teachers. Check list of “Legal Issues” .|
|Library of Parliament Research Publications (Canada)http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/library_prb.asp?Language=E||Research Guides on a variety of topics, written by parliamentary library staff for members of the government, providing excellent overviews, clear explanations of law, relevant cases and issues. Check Current, Archived and Legislative Summaries.|
|Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) Resourceshttp://www.ojen.ca/resources/||CASE SUMMARIES: explains key legal decisions in the Canadian justice system.|
|Statistics Canada – “Crime and Justice”http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action;jsessionid=9D6452C5DF95802971B67FF2BB1FE9FD?pid=2693&lang=eng&more=0||Reports and statistics relating to Canada. Also consult E-Stat*, the educational database from Statistics Canada available on the library web site.|