With legal research, there are a number of major databases that contain primary sources like case law and legislation, secondary sources like journal articles, and reference works, and specialized features like noting up.
Access to WestlawNext is available to all Ryerson Library users through an institutional login. To access additional content, JD students and LPP candidates can create an individual password login by contacting the vendor. In addition to providing broad primary and secondary source legal research coverage, WestlawNext also contains specialized resources, including CriminalSource, LabourSource, and LawSource.
Access to Lexis Advance Quicklaw is available to all Ryerson Library users through an institutional login. To access additional features, such as saved item folders, JD students and LPP candidates can create an individual password login by contacting the vendor. Quicklaw is a Canadian online legal information system that provides full text of Canadian and foreign case law, federal and provincial legislation and regulations, case reports, digests, tribunal decisions, and statutes, as well as secondary materials such as law journals and newsletters.
The Kluwer Law Online website is the gateway to Kluwer Law International publications, including journals and articles touching on various legal aspects. Online library with all Kluwer journals (25) and Manuals (34) including all journal archives (going back to 1962).
Proview allows subscribers to access print looseleaf products in an online format. Get current, authoritative information that will help you make effective decisions.
Ryerson subscribes to Profiting from Risk Management and Compliance, Ontario Corporate Law and Practice, The Law of Privacy in Canada, Insurance Law in Canada, and Condominium Law and Administration.
Nexis Uni® features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.
Informit AGIS Plus Text is a comprehensive database index of legal information resources that unlocks over 40 years of authoritative and peer-reviewed legal research from across Australasia and the Asia-Pacific region. Informit provides access to unique specialist content through its collection of over 100 databases. These cover a wide range of subjects including health, engineering, business, education, law, humanities and social sciences.
Justis provides access to the most comprehensive collection of common law cases from 1163, and an extensive collection of legislation from 1235. Using intelligent legal research platform, JustisOne, search for cases from across over 25 jurisdictions. Also includes access to Maritime Law Books.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
Access to Ryerson resources is available to users who configure their Google Scholar Preferences as follows:
Go to scholar.google.ca and click on the Settings icon. Choose Library Links from the left-hand menu. Enter Ryerson in the search box. Click in the box beside Ryerson University Get it! @ Ryerson. Scroll down and click on the Save Preferences button.