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History - Databases

Government Information Subject Guide

Alberta Legal History

Canadian Legal History

Legal History - Databases

These resources are useful for the study of Anglo-American legal history generally. They include primary materials, digital books, case law reports and sources for historical versions of statute law.


Legal history or the history of law is the study of how law has evolved and why it has changed. It is closely connected to the development of civilizations and is part of the broader context of social history.

We have many resources in different formats (online, print and microform) for Canadian and British legal history. Check the History databases as well as the legal ones.

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