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Research 101: How to Use InfoLocate

Search, find and discover in InfoLocate, our library catalogue.

What is a Search Scope?

Search Scopes are useful search strategies that can make most searches more specific. The following search scopes are available in InfoLocate:

Search Scopes

The "Books and More" search scope searches everything in the Great Library and Ontario County and District Law Association Libraries. This includes:

  • Books, journals and other print materials
  • e-Books and e-journals
  • Online LSO CPD articles
  • Websites

Use this search scope when you want to see a broad range of resources for your search topic.

The "Electronic Only" search scope searches the online electronic resources such as:

  • e-Books and e-journals owned by the library or available through databases
  • Online Law Society CLE articles from AccessCLE
  • Websites

This search scope is an incredibly handy tool for keeping all the physical items out of your results.

Please note: Law Society of Ontario licensees, their agents and licensing candidates only posses remote access to HeinOnline and Canadiana. Most other databases (like Lexis+ and Westlaw Canada) must be accessed while in the library.


The "All Libraries" search scope:

  • Limits your search to a particular library (Great Library, Ontario County and District Law Association Libraries or AccessCLE) 
  • Allows you to select All Library Locations (the default setting is All Library Locations)