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Citing & Referencing

Citing Legal Information

Legal research relies on accurate citations in order for your reader to be able to locate all documents you are citing. The Canadian Guide to Uniform Citation (aka The McGill Guide) is the most commonly used style guide for Canadian courts, universities, and law journals.

Keep in mind what kind of legal document you are citing:

  • Legislation (e.g. bills, statutes)
  • Jurisprudence (e.g. cases)

The kind of document you are citing will change the required information you will need to include in your citations.

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