Free resource. Enter an unknown abbreviation to a law report or law journal from your reading list to find out the full title of the report series or journal. Alternatively, search by title of a report series or law journal to find the abbreviation to use in footnotes.
This web-based service allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. A wide selection of major foreign language law publications is also included. Publications from over 295 jurisdictions are featured in the Index. The database mainly covers law reports and law periodicals, but some legislative publications and major textbooks are also included. The Index is still under development.
Further databases with Canadian material
Below are further electronic resources which may help with your Canadian studies. The first are restricted to people with an Oxford Single Sign On username and password. Towards the end of the list are some which are freely accessible.
Free resource. Official website. Includes information about the Competition Tribunal, its members, enabling legislation, applications that have been filed, the full text of final decisions issued as well as information about the Registry of the Tribunal.
Free resource. Formerly The Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research on the Internet since 1998. The original author and publisher was Catherine Best. The site grew out of Catherine’s experience teaching legal research and writing, and her conviction that a process-based analytic approach was needed. She was also motivated to help researchers learn to effectively use electronic research tools.
Catherine Best retired In 2015, and she generously donated the site to CanLII to use as our legal research site going forward.
Free resource. Browse by relevant link eg click on the words Foreign Law Research to reveal library of free online guides to jurisdictions arranged alphabetically. Written by country experts drawn from law librarians & practitioners from around the world. Scroll down the list of jurisdictions. These are usually in English, sometimes in French. Both updated and the archived versions are available. List of countries growing.
Free resource "a collaboratively built website with legal research resources maintained by the site administrators, and legal literature contributed by lawyers in the Canadian legal community" useful for finding titles on Canadian topics and related websites.
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