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Blogs and web-based secondary legal materials

More and more freely available websites of reasonable quality are available. Most of these are subject specific and many are written by well-known or respected legal practitioners or scholars.

As with all materials available for free on the Internet, care must be taken. Many legal websites or blogs are directed to potential clients or reflect a particular viewpoint.

Like other secondary resources, websites and blogs can be used for commentary and interpretation and as resources for finding other materials.

Some useful legal websites and blogs


This resource is a continually-updated list of useful legal blogs in Canada:

Its blogs are categorized in various ways including by type of author (firm, library, law school, law student, etc) and by topic.

Research Guides

Legal research and topical guides from other Canadian law libraries can be of great assistance:



Other web-based secondary materials

With proper searching, general research websites, such as Wikipedia, can be useful as secondary resources.

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