Law

The Law Library is your point of entry to legal information. We provide legal research support and instruction to students, faculty, and other members of the Queen’s community. Our services include course-based instruction, tailored research guides, and individualized research consultations with our law librarians.

Our physical spaces and print collections are located at the William R. Lederman Law Library on the second and third floors of the Law Building. Our digital collections include key legal research platforms like Lexis and Westlaw, as well as a growing collection of ebooks, journal literature, and other legal resources.

New students in the Faculty of Law are encouraged to visit our online orientation for an introduction to the Law Library.

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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Current Services & Operations

As our situation continues to change rapidly, please refer to our Updates on Library Services & Operations page for the most current information.

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Subject Specialists

Our librarians provide information expertise for research and teaching in your field. You can use our email form to contact a specialist in this area.