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.
Legal Research Resources
- Legal Resources Online @ Lederman Library
- Legal Citation
- Legal Research Manual
- Moot Court Resources
- For the Public: Starting Points for Legal Questions
Legislation & Court Cases
- Canadian Legislation, Court Cases & Related Information Online
- U.S. Legislation, Court Cases & Related Information Online
- Common Law Countries' Legislation & Related Information Online
- Legislative Concordances (Legislation Comparison Tools)
- Aboriginal Law & Indigenous Laws
- Immigration & Refugee Law
- Reading List on Anti-Black Racism and the Law
- New! Employment Law
- New! Labour Law
- New! Sports Law
- Research Assistant Guide (Law)
- Finding Journal Articles on Legal Topics
Publication coverage: Early 2000s - presentCanLII 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.
Publication coverage: 1985 - presentIndex 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.
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.
Publication coverage: VariesThis 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.
Publication coverage: VariesThis 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.
News & events
In 2019, Queen’s University Library (QUL) implemented a new academic search tool called Omni.