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Reading Room Videos

Let a five minute video save you hours of research time. 


These videos are especially tailored for practitioners. Learn powerful time-saving techniques and discover how much knowledge the Reading Room contains.

rangefindr Videos

Finding sentencing ranges fast with rangefindr (6:02)
In this video, Rebecca and Meghan show you how to find criminal sentencing ranges fast using Rangefindr

Irwin Law Videos

Starting Your Research with Irwin Law (3:16)

Irwin Law e-Library contains over 100 ebooks on Canadian legal topics. In this short video, Rebecca and Meghan show you the most efficent ways to

  • find books on specific law topics
  • find the precise part of the ebook that discusses your topic in detail (ie, finding that perfect chapter on pleadings)
  • change page or font size
  • print up to 40 pages from an Irwin Law ebook 

Organizing Your Research in Irwin Law (4:40)
Rebecca and Meghan tell you how to use Irwin Law's advanced features to

  • create an e-Library account
  • download pdf excerpts from ebooks
  • highlight and create notes
  • organize your legal research

Irwin Law e-Library Tipsheet (PDF) (3:51)
Quick troubleshooting tips for printing and downloading in Irwin Law. 

Hein Online Videos 

Searching the Advocate Online
Learn how to search the full text of Advocate articles in Hein Online. 

Finding Journal Articles Using HeinOnline (4:30)
Hein Online contains a wealth of information, including journal articles, legislation and caselaw. When a tool contains this much content, it can be hard to find exactly what you're looking for. In this video, Rebecca and Meghan tell you how to

  • find a journal article by title or citation 
  • find journal articles on a specific topic
  • find Canadian content
  • download and print articles

Finding official Canada Supreme Court Reports Using HeinOnline (3:15)
Rebecca and Meghan show you how to access Canada Supreme Court Reports from 1876 onwards. This video will show you how to search using a citation and troubleshoot incorrect citations

Finding Historical English Case Law Using HeinOnline (2:13)

This video continues our Reading Room series by showing you how to easily locate historical English case law. In "Organizing Your Research with Irwin Law," we identified an English case from 1861 that was right on point. In this video we show you how to quickly find the full text of English Cases from 1220 to 1867 using HeinOnline.

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