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LASO 204 - Law & Society

This research guide was created for Introduction to Law and Society (LASO 204) students.

Legal Textbooks

A textbook or treatise on your subject is another important research tool that you should consult.

Legal textbooks:

  • provide in-depth commentary and analysis of areas of law
  • provide the researcher with citations to potentially relevant cases and statutes

To locate textbooks on your subject area, try a keyword search on the library catalogue. Combine terms such as "human rights" and law and canada. Once you find a useful book, click on the relevant Subject links in the catalogue record to find other books on the same subject.

Another way to become familiar with some of the leading texts in various subject areas is to browse the shelves in the Law Library reference room for the latest editions of most of the leading Canadian and British legal texts. For example, Canadian texts on Human Rights are shelved at KE4381 and Family Law at KE531 - KE606. Or, browse an electronic bibliography such as Suggested Textbooks.