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Legal research

Selected resources in the RRU library to support legal research and Justice studies.

Discovery - Find books articles and more

Search Discovery and use the filters on the left of your results to narrow your results.

Discovery Search - what is Discovery?


For articles, reports, research papers and studies, try these options:

Often the best places to begin your library research are either Discovery - the main search box on the library homepage, which enables you to search most of the library's articles and books - or Google Scholar which enables you to do a more controlled Google search for just academic material.

The important thing to remember about using Google Scholar, though, is to access it through the library homepage so you can log with your RRU username and password and have easier access to the articles you find that are held in the RRU Library's password-protected collection.

If you feel you have exhausted these tools, or it you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of material you are finding, one of these smaller, more discipline-focused databases may be a bet.

How to read a scholarly artricle

Searching Canadian law journals in Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni is an excellent source of Canadian law journals. Focusing your search to only those Canadian law journals is not entirely intuitive, though. Here are the simple steps.

Step one: Access the A-Z database list on the Library homepage and select "N" for Nexis Uni.

Step two: Scroll down and look to the left. Select the best link for your needs in the 'Canada' section.