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Canadian Legal Research Guide

This is a general guide to help you research all aspects of Canadian Law. See also the Canadian page on our Refugee and Asylum Seeker Law Research Guide, and the Canadian page on our Human Rights Law Research Guide.

Country information

For general information on Canada, including geography, population, history and economic information, see eg:

  • CIA - The World Factbook (open access)
  • Country Brief - Canada  - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) (open access)
  • Canada Country Review  - EBSCO (UniMelb staff & student access)
    • Each Country Review includes a detailed summary of demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information. Includes information on human rights.
  • Europa World Plus (UniMelb staff & student access)

This Research Guide is maintained by Robin Gardner, Academic Research Service, Melbourne Law School. Please contact Robin at with corrections, suggestions or comments about the Guide.