Databases for Research: Law

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Off-Campus Access
Canadian content - contains a significant amount of Canadian content
Open Access database - no login required (open access)

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BestCaseCanadian content
(Thomson Reuters / Canada Law Book) Provides access to Canadian law reports, case summaries, unreported decisions and Canadian criminal cases dating back to 1898.
CARL Plus (Customs Automated Reference Library)Canadian content
(Knotia Canada) Information for importers and customs brokers: relevant legislation, the complete Customs Tariff and schedules, administrative materials, case law and findings by Canadian courts and tribunals, selected US and international materials such as NAFTA legislation and US tariff and customs rulings, as well as the Compendium of Classification Opinions and the Harmonized System Explanatory Notes issued by the World Customs Organization. Includes TaxMatters@EY and Commodity Tax News newsletters.
CCH OnlineCanadian content(Please note: This resource only works with Internet Explorer 6+)
(CCH) Online access to human resource management publications (CCH looseleaf services the Ultimate HR Manual and Canadian Labour Relations and Employment Topics, and their e-book series, HR Answers Now) and tax publications (Preparing Your Income Tax Returns).
Criminal Justice Collection
(Gale) Provides access to legal publications with coverage of law enforcement, security and paralegal topics.
E-LawsOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Queens Printer for Ontario) Provides access to consolidated versions of most of Ontario's public statutes and regulations.
Insurance and Liability Collection
(Gale) Provides access to a collection focusing on the insurance industry including labour relations, mortgage banking, law and more.
LawSourceCanadian content
(Thomson Reuters / Carswell) Contains cases, legislation, the Canadian Abridgment Case Digests, and the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest.
LexisNexis Academic UniverseCanadian content
(LexisNexis) A large multi-tiered database of over 16,000 sources including newspapers, journals, wire services, newsletters, company reports and SEC filings, case law, government documents, transcripts of broadcasts, and selected reference works.
Military & Government CollectionCanadian content
(EBSCO) Provides access to current news pertaining to all branches of the military.
O'Brien's Encyclopedia of FormsCanadian content
(Thomson Reuters / Canada Law Book) Downloadable and editable forms covering commercial and corporate law, leases, wills and trusts, Ontario Family Law proceedings, Ontario Court proceedings, labour and employment law, municipal law, and computers and information technology. Includes a Master Subject Index.
Ontario Government DocumentsOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Knowledge Ontario) Provides access to thousands of government documents from the collection of the Ontario Legislative Library. Allows simple searching, or browsing by titles, by ministry/agency, authors, subjects, or years. Note this collection does not contain all Ontario government documents. Documents have been taken from publicly accessible government websites and may have been reformatted from their original format for archiving purposes.
Quicklaw CoreCanadian content
(LexisNexis) Access to Canadian court and tribunal case decisions, full-text legal journal articles, rules of court, statutes and regulations, and legal dictionaries and glossaries.
Ultimate HR Manual via CCH OnlineCanadian content(Please note: This resource only works with Internet Explorer 6+ and that our licence for Ultimate HR Manual is 10 concurrent users only)
(CCH) Online access to human resource management publications (CCH looseleaf services the Ultimate HR Manual and Canadian Labour Relations and Employment Topics, and their e-book series, HR Answers Now) and tax publications (Preparing Your Income Tax Returns).
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