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The Research Process A+ Step Four: Present Step Three: Analyze and Evaluate Step Two: Find Information Step One: Identify and Articulate
If you are researching a Legal Issue…. Look for books, articles first! Understand the issues Summary information Identify cases Identify laws Legal Research: Where to Start?
Cases Social Issues Charter of Rights & Privacy Ethical Policing Historical
Essay/Legal Issue: Use a reference book, an introductory textbook, or a professional association or government website to get an overview of your topic.
Google is not always an effective search strategy for academic/legal research
Let’s try the library! www.uoit.ca/library
R. v. Caslake R. v. Tessling FLIR Cases Social Issues Charter of Rights & Privacy Ethical policing Historical methods Legal Research
Finding more specific information… • Now, we have some additional clues about where to search. • We know some cases, possibly some laws. • NOW we can go to legal articles and primary sources (cases, laws, etc.)
Find Legal Articles Here! “Law – Secondary Materials: Legal Commentary”
Enter search (for example): privacy & charter & tessling
Each item represents an article. Click the hyperlink to see the full text.
Finding Cases and Laws • What if we wanted to find the full text of Tessling’s case??
History of the case Judicial Considerations (impact of the decision)
More Legal Databases Find Legal Cases and Laws here! “Law – Primary Materials: Legislation and Cases”