The following was written to help students in Fall 2015 Soc/Anth 461B, Sociology of Law
Your librarian is Melissa Belvadi. You are welcome to make an appointment to meet with her one-on-one for your topic.
Sociology Research (books and articles)
Background material - high quality dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.
- Credo Reference Premium - over 750 reference books online, such as the Handbook of Economic Sociology, Handbook of Environmental Sociology, Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory, Key Concepts in Family Studies, and more
- Gale Virtual Reference Library - fewer but longer sources including the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Encyclopedia of Sociology, and many topical works on specific "hot topics" (those and the legal works tend to be US-centric)
- Oxford Reference Online - another 366 reference books like the Oxford Dictionary of Sociology, Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History, International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, and many more.
Catalogue - books to give you a basic introduction to various aspects of sociology, depending on your topic
OneSearch - finding books and journal articles by topic or specific article, including law reviews, also books, book chapters, videos, etc.
- Search tips: see graphic at the bottom of this page
- Sociology sources only: Under Limit To box on the left, use the Show More link to limit to Sociology (or select both Sociology and Law)
- Narrower: use "Databases Included" at the bottom left to limit to only results from SocIndex with Full Text
- Peer-Reviewed: Use the Peer-Reviewed checkbox under Limit To to get only scholarly articles (will eliminate all books)
- Remove "Also search within the full text of the articles" Expander to narrow search
- Geography - Canada - to narrow search to articles specifically about Canada
- Check@UPEI button - to get to full text when not available
- Links from Check@UPEI to LexisNexis law reviews always fail - edit the HLEAD part of the search to "TITLE" instead and double-check the "source" (journal) name then re-run
See also the Subject Guide for Canadian Politics which includes many print and online resources about Canadian law
Catalogue - books to give you a basic introduction to various aspects of Canadian law, depending on your topic - sample search
Reference books (in the Library, behind Samuel's):
- Black's Law Dictionary, 9th ed. 2009 - REF KF156.B53 2009 - online versions are free but much older; the latest edition is the 10th
- Martin's Criminal Code, 2011 REF KE8804.7.M37 - Canada's federal criminal code as of the publication year, check CanLii for latest code
CANLii - full text of Canadian federal and provincial court cases - how to cite documents from CANLii, search syntax rules and tricks
LexisNexis - full text of Canadian case law, statutes, regulations, many law reviews, national and international newspapers, and more
- LN is a database of databases called "sources". Each individual newspaper, law review journal, etc. is considered a separate "source".
- Browse sources to find Canadian-specific ones
- "Search by Subject or Topic" to get quickly to Canadian cases and legislation
- LN's web page for citing references (including APA) from LN is here - it has some formatting problems, so read carefully
- LN has its own rules for searching, including that it assumes an exact phrase so use AND between keywords - other tips here
Eureka - local and small regional newspapers including PEI's Guardian and Journal Pioneer - last 25 years in full text PDF