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Not All Research is Online (Part 2) – Pic of the Week

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Way back in April 2011 we published a Pic of the Week post showing Hanibal holding pages from an interesting-looking book.  We wanted to show that we use a wide range of print resources in our day-to-day research work – including things published in 1869!  I was reminded of that post recently when I walked past Tariq‘s office and saw him surrounded by piles (and piles, and piles) of books.  He was about to start sending some of them back down to the stacks, but I asked him to hold off until I had taken a photo for the blog!  The below photos, taken by Donna, don’t actually have all of the piles showing, but you get the idea.

Tariq is responsible for providing legal research services related to several South Asian jurisdictions and he also covers Canada.  The books in his office show just how broad the range of topics is that we are tasked with researching.  For example, on the book cart in the picture below there are titles such as Canadian Criminal Law (2007), The Hand Book of Muslim Family Laws (2005), Mental Disorder and the Law (2006), Commentaries on the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 (2008), and Migrant Smuggling: Illegal Migration and Organised Crime in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region (2003). Research-books-on-cart

In the picture below, on the closest desk we have things like the Complete Family Laws in Pakistan (2005), The Islamization of the Laws in Pakistan (1994), Mayne’s Hindu Law (13th ed., 1991), and Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia (2013).  The piles on the far desk include a book on Child Marriages and the Law in India (2006), several books related to the Indian Succession Act, copies of the Gazette of India from 1963, and the Catalogue of Pakistan Laws, 1847-2008.Research-books-on-two-desks

So, do you too have any interesting books in your office at the moment?

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