Electronic Sources by Subject or Jurisdiction
On this page:
- Charter of Rights
- Employment, Labour & Occupational Health and Safety
- Family Law
- Forms & Precedents
- Human Rights
- International Law
- Military Law
- Periodical Indexes, Periodicals & Texts
- Trade and Commerce
- Sources by Jurisdiction
LexisNexis Quicklaw* - contains Canadian court cases, tribunal cases, legislation, commentary, services, and journals. It also has a large selection of foreign law, particularly British and American. *Non-law students, please consult law reference librarian.
Westlaw Canada* - contains Canadian caselaw, Canadian legislation, the Index to Canadian Legal Literature, the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (Canada's legal encyclopedia), the Canadian Abridgment, and more. *Non-law students, please use this link to gain access through Queen's.
Litigator* - A new product from Westlaw Canada that contains Precedent Galleries (Canadian court documents, including motions, pleadings, and facta), Quantums (to help determine award ranges), Commentary, and directories. *Access restricted to the Law Library.
Supreme Court of Canada Factums - Linked to Supreme Court Case Information, these factums are freely available from February 2009 onward.
World Trials Library (HeinOnline) - Trial transcripts and other critical court documents, and also trial-related resources such as monographs which analyze and debate the decisions of famous trials. It also includes biographies of many of the greatest trial lawyers in history. This collection delivers previously hard-to-obtain historical content.
Kluwer Arbitration - contains the following: Conventions, Legislation (Model laws and National laws), Rules of International and Regional Institutions, Case Law (Court decisions, Awards), Commentary, Organizations, Countries, Bilateral Investment Treaties, Events, Newsletter.
Charter of Rights in Litigation Case Digests - contains summaries of Charter cases heard by the Supreme Court of Canada that are linked to the full-text decisions. This database is browsable, or it can be searched by Charter section, Charter issue, case name or citation, or date range.
World Constitutions Illustrated (from Hein Online)- contains the current constitution for every country and substantial constitutional histories of the United Kingdom, France, and other countries. It also has more than 800 classic books about constitutional law, with specific chapters tied to specific countries, links to scholarly articles about constitutional development and to online resources related to political development, and a bibliography of selected constitutional books.
Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement - This searchable e-book discusses all aspects of American law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. It includes discussions on the practice and theory of policing in an historical and contemporary framework.
World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems - This searchable e-book describes the national law enforcement and correctional systems of more than 195 countries.
Crime and Punishment in America - This searchable e-book covers the evolution of the American criminal justice system. The Almanac (volumes 1 & 2) examines key topics. Biographies (v. 3) includes entries on important figures. Primary Sources (v. 4) contains many documents, from the Sherman Antitrust Law and the Harrison Narcotic Drug Act to Eleanor Roosevelt's letter against lynching and the Report on Lawlessness in Law Enforcement.
Labour Spectrum (formerly Canadian Labour Law Library) - Full text of Brown & Beatty Canadian Labour Arbitration (4th); Full text of cases from Labour Arbitration Cases (1st series to current).
Wrongful Dismissal Database Online - A database of over 2700 Canadian wrongful dismissal cases. Select the relevant key factors — jurisdiction, age, occupation, and years of service — and it will show you what the courts have awarded in similar circumstances by displaying cases that meet the criteria, the notice period awarded in each, plus the overall average.
Family Law Reports - The U.K. Family Law Reports (FLRs) from Jordan Publishing. Comprehensive coverage from 1975 onward (and selective coverage before that date).
O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms - Commercial and General (Division I), Corporations (Division II), Leases (Division IV), Wills and Trusts (Division V), Ontario Court Forms (Division VIII) and Computers and Information Technology (Division X).
PARLIT - Bibliographic references of books and articles dealing with parliamentary law and practice.
Government of Canada Publications - Papers on many subjects that include Aboriginal Rights, Children's Rights, Immigration, Labour Law, and Policing.
Canadian Human Rights Reporter Online - Since 1980 CHRR has published decisions of boards of inquiry, tribunals and courts from all jurisdictions, as well as the decisions on appeals which flow from them. Many of the decisions published by CHRR are not available from any other publication. Human rights legislation from all jurisdictions is also published by CHRR.
Customary International Humanitarian Law Database (International Committee of the Red Cross) - This free database is divided into two parts. Part I offers a comprehensive analysis of the customary rules of IHL deemed applicable to international and non-international armed conflict. Part II contains a summary of state practice relating to most aspects of IHL, as expressed in national legislation, military manuals, official statements and case law, and the practice of entities such as international organizations and international courts and tribunals.
Foreign & International Law Resources Database (HeinOnline) - This wide-ranging database of international yearbooks & periodicals, U.S. law digests, international tribunal and judicial decisions, and other significant works.
International Law Library (from Wordlii.org) - This free database includes over 25,000 decisions of international courts and tribunals, over 30,000 treaties and international agreements (including the League of Nations and UN Treaty Series), international law journals, and law reform materials. The LawCite citator tracks where international cases, treaties, and law journal articles have been cited.
International Law Video Library - This is a free, internet-based teaching tool that allows viewers to see interviews with leading scholars and practitioners in the domain of international law as well as 'visit' locations relevant to international law.
Philip C. Jessup Library (HeinOnline) - contains the ILSA law journals and the Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium.
United Nations Official Document System (ODS) Contains two databases: U.N. documentation (1993 - present, with selected earlier coverage) and U.N. Resolutions (1946 - present). Full text in all official languages of the United Nations.
Acts of the Parliament of Canada, 1792-2010 - Access historical Statutes of Canada and Revised Statutes of Canada in an online, fully-searchable .pdf format. Search across the full text of all Acts, narrow your search to a specific year, or search across just the Tables or Table of Contents within each volume.
Ontario Provincial Government Publications - Includes the following: Ontario Sessional Papers 1868-1947; Ontario Bills as Enacted 1975-2007; Ontario Bills 1867-1997; Ontario Regulations 1944-2007; Revised Regulations of Ontario 1960-1990; Statutes of Ontario 1981-1998; Revised Statutes of Ontario 1881-1990; Ontario Budgets 1868-1995; Ontario Expenditure Estimates 1871-1929; Province of Ontario - Vital Statistics 1877-1989; Public Accounts of Ontario 1868-1998; Report of the Minister of Education, Ontario 1867-1960
QP LegalEze (British Columbia) - Current B.C. legislation and regulations.
QP Source Professional (Alberta) - Provides up-to-date access to Alberta legal materials: statutes, regulations, the Alberta Gazette, rules of court, annual volumes, orders-in-council, and various legislation-related publications.
Quickscribe (British Columbia) - All B.C.statutes and regulations, key federal law, bills, and orders-in-council
Canadian Military Law Journal Search - Created by Annette Demers at the University of Windsor's Law Library, this searches the Canadian Army Journal, Army Lessons Learned Bulletin, Army Lessons Learned Dispatches, Canadian Forces College Papers, Canadian Forces College Review, Canadian Military Journal, Canadian Naval Review, Jane's Information Group, Canadian Army News, Canadian Defence Academy Publications, Chief Military Judge Documents, Chief of Defence Staff Publications, National Defence Key Documents, Judge Advocate General Publications, The Maple Leaf, Military Police Complaints Commission Documents, and National Defence News Archives.
Hein Online Journal Law Journal Library - contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes up to the most current issue allowed based on contracts with publishers.
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals ( through HeinOnline) - provides access to legal literature worldwide, covering all forms of foreign (non-Anglo-American) law. This includes comparative law and legal systems, such as Islamic law; socialist law; public and private international law; and transnational commercial law. The data is not limited by country of publication, but rather by type of publication. Thus, while publications concerning British and American law are not included, British and American publications concerning foreign law are included.
Index to Legal Periodicals (1981-) - the most complete index of English language legal information with international coverage and access to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews, and more.
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (1908-1981) - indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It also includes annual surveys of the laws of a jurisdiction, annual surveys of the federal courts, yearbooks, annual institutes, and annual reviews of the work in a given field.
Law Reform Database (British Columbia Law Institute - freely available) - contains over 7000 records and is current to December 2010. Each record describes a discrete publication of one of the law-reform agencies in Canada, the Commonwealth of Nations, or the United States.
Legal Classics Library (via Hein Online) - selected prominent historical legal texts by authors such as William Blackstone, Roscoe Pound, and Jeremy Bentham.
Legal Trac Journal Index - indexes scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews, and more.
Ontario Law Reform Commission Final Reports - All final reports of the Ontario Law Reform Commission are digitized and available on the Internet Archive.
Scott Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature (free) [and select "Periodical articles and Case Comments (Scott Index)"] - provided by the Barreau du Québec's Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ), this index covers articles and case comments from 1998 onward.
RIA Worldwide Tax Law - Contains full English tax and commercial laws of the world compiled from official texts. It includes income and corporate tax law, VAT, corporation law, trust law, commercial codes, environmental law, money laundering and other regulations affecting financial transactions, labor law, and bankruptcy.
TaxFind - Up-to-date coverage of the Canadian Tax Journal, Journee d'etudes fiscales, Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Annual Conference Report, Corporate Management Conference Report, Regional Conferences, and Selected Pre-1991 articles. You can download a copy of the help manual for TaxFind here.
Taxnet.pro - Includes Legislation (the federal Income Tax Act, the Regulations, the Application Rules, the Interpretation Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Act, the Customs Act and other miscellaneous federal statutes and a multitude of tax-related provincial statutes and regulations), Case Law, Government Publications (Interpretation Bulletins, Circulars and GST Memoranda as well as Carswell's historical database of Department of Finance Technical Notes Revenue Canada Views and GST headquarters letters), and Commentary (Stikeman's analysis of the income tax legislation, David Sherman's analysis of the GST/HST legislation, David Sherman's Notes on both income tax and GST/HST, Hogg and Magee's Principles of Canadian Income Tax Law, Krishna's Fundamental of Canadian Income Tax). Up-to-date information - check database for date coverage details. *Available to law students taking tax law courses. Please speak to a law librarian in person or via this e-mail address: email@example.com.
TaxNotes - Includes subscriptions to many products by TaxAnalysts out of the U.S. including Tax Notes Today; Federal Tax Research Library; State Tax Today; Worldwide Tax Daily; and Worldwide Tax Treaties.
Trade Law Guide - Use TradeLawGuide to search WTO agreements, instruments, jurisprudence, and Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) minutes. TradeLawGuide includes article and jurisprudence citators that allow you to update WTO law, and a Subject Navigator tool that indexes materials by subject.
World Trade Law - Dispute Settlement Commentary Service.
World Trade Online - Instant access to the latest issue of Inside U.S. Trade. Multi-year archive of back issues, featuring every story published in Inside U.S. Trade since 1993. Daily news updates on critical trade issues as they develop. Around the World - a document retrieval service, featuring over 35,000 trade-related documents, with dozens more added every week. These include policy papers, WTO decisions, draft and final regulations, court decisions, legislation, and many other types of information of immediate interest. They remain a part of an ever-expanding library of trade information that can be searched, read and printed.
Flare Index to Treaties - a searchable database of basic information on over 1,500 of the most significant multilateral treaties from 1856 to the present, with details of where the full text of each treaty may be obtained in paper and, if available, electronic form on the Internet.
Treaties and Agreements Library (U.S. and International) (via HeinOnline) - contains the Federal Register Indexes, the Code of Federal Regulations, the United States Government Manual, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and selected acts and regulations.
United Nations Treaty Collection Contents: Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited With the Secretary-General, United Nations Treaty Series, Texts of Recently Deposited Multilateral Treaties, Titles in the UN Official Languages. Also includes a Treaty Reference Guide.
Worldlii's International Treaties Collection (free) - includes the United Nations Treaty Series, League of Nations Treaty Series, Canadian Treaty Series, Australian Treaty Series, Indian Treaty Series, United Kingdom Treaty Library, and many others.
Acts of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 1901-2009 - Access historical Acts of Parliament in an online, fully-searchable .pdf format. Search across the full text of all Acts, narrow your search to a specific year, or search across just the Tables or Table of Contents within each volume.
AGIS PLUS TEXT - Index coverage: 1975 - present. Full text coverage: 1999 - present. AGIS Plus Text is an indexing and full text database that provides Internet access to the scanned images of journal articles from published material on all aspects of law. Source documents includes Australian, New Zealand and Pacific law journals, and selected articles from major law journals from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Based on 'AGIS', the Attorney-General's Information Service, which is a journal indexing and abstracting database produced by the AGIS Section of the Lionel Murphy Library, Attorney-General's Department, Canberra, and published by RMIT Publishing. AGIS is updated monthly.
Australian Journal of Family Law - available to law students with their LexisNexis Quicklaw passwords. You will be prompted for your Quicklaw ID and password and then taken directly to the Australian Journal of Family Law.
Austrom: Social Science, Law and Education Databases - Online. A bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts documents from printed and electronic sources at all levels of education and related fields. Source documents include journal articles, monographs, research reports, theses, conference papers, legislation, parliamentary debates, newspaper articles, tests and web. Articles and reports by Australian authors or about Australian education published in overseas sources are also included.
Informit - contains Australian books and journals online and indexes including AFPD (Australian Federal Police Digest - policing, criminology, and law enforcement), AGIS (see below), and CINCH (criminology, crime, and criminal justice).
LexisNexis Australia Online Contains the following: Administrative Law Decisions, Australian Law Reports, Australian Capital Territory Reports, Northern Territory Reports, New South Wales Law Reports, Queensland Reports, Queensland Crown Lands Law Reports, Queensland Land Court Reports, Queensland Planning and Environmental Law Reports, Victorian Reports, Halsbury's Laws of Australia (legal encyclopedia), CaseBase (case citator).
Treaty Library (via Austlii)
For more Australian legal sources available via the Internet, check out Australian law on the Internet available via the National Library of Australia.
Azimut - French language database of decisions from Quebec.
Jugements - unofficial English translations of selected decisions from the Court of Appeal of Québec, the Superior Court of Québec, the Court of Québec, and the Human Rights Tribunal.
European Center for Minority Issues (via Hein Online) - contains the ECMI Reports, the ECMI Working Papers, and other publications.
English Reports (freely available via CommonLII) - Reprints of the nominate reports from 1220 to 1873 (full 176 volume set).
English Reports (via HeinOnline) - Reprints of the nominate reports from 1220 to 1873 (full 176 volume set).
Justcite - a legal citator that covers cases, legislation, and journal articles from the UK.
Justis - full text online legal library of UK cases, including the English Reports, Law Reports, and others.
Law Reports (via Justis.com) - available from 1865 to the present. To use, click on "Continue."
Historical Newspapers Online - Contents include: Palmer's Index to the Times - 1790 to 1905, The Official Index to the Times - 1906 to 1980, Palmer's Full Text Online, 1785-1870
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (UK) - Searchable database of Bills, House Papers, and Command Papers from the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Old Bailey Online (free) - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913: a fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
Times Law Reports (via Justis.com) - available from 1990 to present. To use, click on "Continue."
Weekly Law Reports (via Justis.com) - Complete archive from 1953 to the present. To use, click on "Continue."
American Law Institute Library (via Hein Online) - contains various publications of the American Law Institute, including the Statement of Essential Human Rights Archive (comprising speeches, newspaper articles, and translated constitutional provisions) and Uniform Commercial Code drafts.
Code of Federal Regulations (via Hein Online) - contains the Code of Federal Regulations from the 1938 to 1983. It is searchable by year, title, and part.
Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Lessons - Computer-based interactive tutorials that cover areas of US law. There are over 800 lessons written by law professors and law librarians. Contact us for your activation code. This will allow you to set up your own free account.
Congressional Publications - Includes bills, laws, legislative histories, committee prints, House and Senate documents and reports, the Congressional Record, Code of Federal Regulations, and Federal Register. Includes full text of Congressional Research Service reports, 1916-present; full text of Congressional hearings, 1824-2003; full text of Committee Prints, 1830-2003; etc..
Federal Register Library (via Hein Online) - contains the Federal Register Indexes, the Code of Federal Regulations, the United States Government Manual, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and selected acts and regulations.
LexisOne - Free service but first time users must register. Contents: Supreme Court cases from 1790, selected federal and state case law
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Criminal justice, juvenile justice, and drug policy. Statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearings, and training materials. From early 1970's.
U.S. Attorney General Opinions (via Hein Online) - contains publications such as the Annual Report, Committee proceedings, surveys, and official opinions.
U.S. Code (via Hein Online) - The Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. This database covers the 1925-1926 Edition to the 2006 Current Edition, exact page-images of the original bound edition, and a citation search tool.
U.S. Federal Legislative History Library (via Hein Online) - a collection of documents produced in Congress in the process of enacting significant laws.
U.S. Presidential Library (via Hein Online) - Presidential papers, messages, reports, addresses, executive orders, as well as specific documents such as the Report on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy and the trial of Andrew Johnson.
U.S. Statutes at Large (via Hein Online) - volumes 1-118 (1789 - 2004) as well as the 1st and 2nd editions of the Revised Statues of the United States.
U.S. Supreme Court Library (via Hein Online) - contains the U.S. Reports (1754-2003) as well as books and periodicals on the Court, such as the Supreme Court Review.
West's Encyclopedia of American Law - This searchable e-book provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. It includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more.
For links to resources available freely on the Internet, please see the Library of Congress' Guide to Law Online - United States.
Last Updated: 23 April 2013