Law

We assist with legal research and offer training and research support to law students, faculty, and other members of the Queen's community. Queen's University Library's legal resources are found online and at the William R. Lederman Law Library, located on the second and third floors of the Faculty of Law at 128 Union Street.

CanLII

Publication coverage: Early 2000s - present

CanLII is an open access Canadian law information database that provides access to legal commentary, legislation, and court judgements from all Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, federal courts, and decisions from many tribunals nationally.

HeinOnline

Access to full-text of legal journals, books, US federal statutes and regulations, and more.

Index to Canadian Legal Literature

Publication coverage: 1985 - present

Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL) is a bibliographic database providing thorough coverage of Canadian law journal literature. ICLL indexes journals, law reports, books, book reviews, theses, essay collections and Canadiana Forthcoming Books. ICLL records relate to articles, monographs, case comments, annotations, seminar proceedings, etc., as selected by ICLL's legal editors.

Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text

Publication coverage: Journal articles: 1981 - present ; Books: 1993 - present.

Index to more than 1,025 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, approximately 1,400 books are indexed each year since 1993. More information.

LegalTrac

Publication coverage: 1980 - present

Comprehensive index to law and law-related journals and newspapers.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

Publication coverage: Varies

This database provides access to Canadian and international case law, legislation, tribunal decisions, and secondary sources such as legal commentary, textbooks and treatises, quantums, legal dictionaries, forms and precedents, and more. This database also includes exclusive sources like Halsbury’s Laws of Canada.

Westlaw Canada

Publication coverage: Varies

This database provides access to Canadian and international case law, legislation, tribunal decisions, and secondary sources such as legal commentary, textbooks and treatises, quantums, legal dictionaries, forms and precedents, and more. This database also includes exclusive sources like the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest.
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Omni Expands Access Across Ontario

In 2019, Queen’s University Library (QUL) implemented a new academic search tool called Omni.

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