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GDipICL: Library Resources

This guide was designed as an introduction to library resources for students in the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law.

The Law Library

The Law Library is a specialized library in the Queen's University Library system.

Use the Queen's Library homepage to find information about general library services, including your library account, and to search across the entire Library system for resources like ebooks using our search tool, Omni.

For legal resources specifically, you may want to bookmark the Law Library’s Research Homepage, where you can find quick links to important services like CanLII. You can also find here tailored guides that we've created to help students learn research and writing skills.

Here are a few guides that you may find particularly helpful for the GDipICL program:

Consult the full list of our guides for additional subjects. 

Access to Print Resources

To support this online program, the Law Library has attempted to acquire electronic formats for as many immigration resources as possible. But believe it or not, a surprising number of legal resources are only available in print.

If you encounter a library resource that is not available online, please reach out and we'll do our best to find a way to provide access or find a suitable alternative. Some of these options include:

  • Pick-up Anywhere, which allows you to pick up physical items you find in Omni from any of our 18 partner institutions in Ontario.
  • Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements, which allow you to borrow from additional university libraries that may be located closer to you.

Our Scanning Service also allows you to request a scan of a chapter or article when you find a relevant resource in Omni as long as the request falls within copyright limits. To access the scanning service, first locate the item in Omni, then complete these two steps: 

Step 1: Sign in using your NetID

Step 2: Request for scan