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Legal research: Find books, e-books, media

Featured books

The print copies of these books are available in the Reference section (main floor) of the Lansdowne Library. The electronic books can be accessed by clicking on the link, then on the "electronic access" link.

Catalogue Search

A library catalogue search includes books, DVDs and some e-books in the library's collection. For a complete list that includes all e-book collections, streaming media and more please use the Single Search option.



Reference Books for Background Information

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We have a large and growing collection of electronic resources in our library catalogue:

  • academic books
  • online papers
  • reports
  • statistics sites
  • government documents. In many cases, governments are only releasing information in electronic formats.

Using Reference Books

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference sources are great for getting background information about your topic. They can provide the basic information you need to start your research and often, a list of suggested readings.

They provide the well-known facts:

  • definitions
  • major dates
  • key contributions.

They are trustworthy and reliable, giving you the correct information you need for presentations and research reports.

If you don't know very much about your topic, or you're just starting your research, begin with reference books.