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Graduate Research in Law

A guide to the library resources for the graduate programmes at Dalhousie Law School.

Links & Tasks


Books and Journals

Locating Texts - Table of Contents

  • WorldCat (Global Search Tool)
    • Basic Search Tutorial
    • Advanced Search Tutorial
  • Novanet (Nova Scotia's Academic Libraries Catalogue)
    • Basic Search Tutorial
    • Advanced Search Tutorial
    • Reading Call Numbers
    • Saving, Downloading, and Printing
  • Book Reviews
    • Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL)
      • Print
      • Westlaw Canada (Password Required)
      • LexisNexis Quicklaw (Password Required)

Worldcat is the meta-search tool that searches our Novanet Library Catalogue, other academic libraries' catalogue, as well as many of Dalhousie databases (though not many law sources). Use this tool as a good general search for textbooks anywhere.

Using WorldCat Online Tutorials

Novanet is the online catalogue of the Novanet consortium of Nova Scotia academic libraries. The basic search looks at the whole collection but you can use the tabs at the top to narrow your search to particular collections and locations.

Novanet Catalogue Online Tutorials


Book reviews are important tools for evaluating books. Canadian law book reviews are listed in the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL). ICLL is divided into abstracts by subject, author, case and legislation comments, and book reviews.

ICLL can be accessed: