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If youre new to legal research or are researching an unfamiliar area of law, consider using the Browse Legal Topics feature as your

starting point to quickly and efficiently locate relevant materials across multiple content sources. Browse Legal Topics is based on the

Canadian Abridgment Digests case law classification system and includes transactional task-based sub-topics as well. The Abridgment

classification system is editorially curated, starting with a comprehensive set of general legal topics that drill down into ever more

tailored sub-topics, so you can narrow down to documents that address the exact issue that matters to you. Unlike global keyword searches

you can be confident that your results are excluding irrelevant issues that happen to contain your search terms. Browse Legal

Topics is seamlessly integrated across multiple content sources including: Cases and Decisions, Commentary, the Canadian

Encyclopedic Digest, Legal Memoranda, Texts and Annotations, Causes of ActionDefences and Remedies, Proof of Facts, eLooseleafs on

ProView and Practical Law Canadas Practice Notes and Practice Notes: Overview. You may browse or keyword search more than 50

subject areas and then select the area of law youre interested in to view your results. You may access the Browse Legal Topics feature

from three different points within Westlaw Canada. From the home page, select the Browse Legal Topics link located in the

Finding Tools section or above the My Subscriptions section. You can also access it by clicking the Legal Topics link located at the

top of any Westlaw Canada page. The Browse Legal Topics page appears and is organized alphabetically by topic. When you place your

mouse over any topic, an information icon appears. Click the icon to open a dialog box that displays a list of all main classification

headings for that topic along with a list of related titles that you may also want to consider. To browse the Legal Topics index,

start by clicking the topics hyperlink and then continue to drill down to see additional sub-topics. If at any point you want to retrieve all

content classified under a specific sub-topic, simply select its link; otherwise, click the plus button located next to the sub-topic to further

expand on that sub-topic. Continue browsing by selecting the + button or select the link to retrieve all results for that sub-topic. A

federated results list appears displaying an Overview page to the right and in the View section on the left, a breakdown of your results

by content-type. Click a content-type link to retrieve all results for that specific content set. Customized filters appear below the View

section to help you further narrow your results. You may need to scroll down the page to see them. Note that you must have a subscription

to eLooseleafs on ProView and Practical Law Canada in order to view those results. An Out-of-Plan banner appears for those who do not

have a subscription to those services.While viewing a document, you can return to the full Table of Content view for that specific topic by

selecting the link found in the Find other content related to these legal topics section on the right. When viewing any texts and

annotations, you will find this link located at the top of the document. If you prefer searching to browsing, you can also search the Browse

Legal Topics headings and sub-headings. Enter your search terms into the search box located to the right of the Browse Legal Topics

Table of Contents. In this example lets enter the phraseconstructive dismissaland then select Search. The Table of Contents now

displays the topics and sub-topics where this phrase appears. Scan the list to find the area of law you are interested in reviewing and

continue drilling down to retrieve your results list. As you research, remember to use Browse Legal Topics to quickly and efficiently pinpoint

full-text decisions and commentary directly aligned with your research topic.

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