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Texts & Looseleaf Services

Access through catalogues in
[   ] Firm library
[   ] Courthouse library
[   ] Law faculty library

[   ] Online texts
[   ] Worldcat.org

Encyclopedias

[   ] CED (in print or on LawSource)
[   ] Halsbury’s Laws of Canada
[   ] Halsbury’s 4th (UK)
[   ] Halsbury’s 3rd (UK) & Converter
[   ] Halsbury’s Laws of Australia (Aust)
[   ] AmJur 2d (US)
[   ] Corpus Juris (US)
[   ] Other _______________________________

On-line Research

[   ] CanLII (Cdn)
[   ] Quicklaw (Cdn)
[   ] WestlawNext Canada (Cdn)
[   ] BestCase (Cdn)
[   ] Maritime Law Books (Cdn)
[   ] BAILII (UK)
[   ] AustLII (Aust)
[   ] Lexis (US, UK, Aust, European, International, some NZ & Cdn)
[   ] Westlaw (US, UK, European, International)
[   ] UBC Law Library Electronic Resources
[   ] Courthouse Libraries BC Databases

Digests

[   ] Abridgment Canadian Case Digests (in print or on LawSource)
[   ] The Canada Digest (QL)
[   ] SCC Reports Service
[   ] Criminal Law Digests (CLE Society of BC)
[   ] Civil Law Digests (CLE Society of BC)
[   ] All Canada Weekly Summaries (BestCase)
[   ] Weekly Criminal Bulletin (BestCase)
[   ] The Digest (UK, Commonwealth, Europe)
[   ] Australian Digest (Aust)
[   ] New Zealand Digest (NZ)
[   ] West’s General Digest (US)
[   ] Other ___________________________________

Periodicals & CLE Materials

[   ] CLE Online (CLE Society of BC, starting 2001)
[   ] Full text periodicals databases in Lexis, Westlaw, Quicklaw, WestlawNext Canada
[   ] Canadian Bar Review at cba.org
[   ] Index to Canadian Legal Literature (in print or online)
[   ] Hein Online (Courthouse Libraries BC or UBC)
[   ] Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature
[   ] In Conference (Insight papers on CD ROM)
[   ] Canadian Law Symposia Index (QL)
[   ] Index to Legal Periodicals (US, Commonwealth)
[   ] LegalTrac (US, Commonwealth)
[   ] Legal Journals Index (UK)
[   ] Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (not US or Commonwealth)
[   ] Index to Periodical Articles related to Law
[   ] ALR Annotations (US)
[   ] Other __________________________________________

Law Reports – General

[   ] Dominion Law Reports
[   ] Western Weekly Reports
[   ] National Reporter
[   ] All England Reports (UK)
[   ] Law Reports (UK)
[   ] Australian Law Reports (Aust)
[   ] Commonwealth Law Reports (Aust)
[   ] New Zealand Law Reports (NZ)
[   ] West Reporters (US)
[   ] Other _________________

Law Reports – Jurisdictional

[   ] Supreme Court Reports
[   ] Federal Court Reports
[   ] Federal Trial Reports
[   ] British Columbia Law Reports
[   ] British Columbia Reports
[   ] British Columbia Appeal Cases
[   ] Alberta Reports
[   ] Alberta Law Reports
[   ] Saskatchewan Reports
[   ] Manitoba Reports
[   ] Western Appeal Cases
[   ] Ontario Appeal Cases
[   ] Ontario Reports
[   ] New Brunswick Reports
[   ] Nova Scotia Reports
[   ] Newfoundland & Prince Edward Island Reports
[   ] Atlantic Provinces Reports
[   ] Yukon Reports
[   ] Other _________________________

Law Reports – Topical

[   ] See Topical Reporters chart

Cases Judicially Considered

[   ] QuickCite on Quicklaw
[   ] KeyCite on WestlawNext Canada
[   ] Reflex on CanLII
[   ] Canadian Case Citations
[   ] Full text searches on Quicklaw, LawSource or CanLII
[   ] Case reporter indices
[   ] Current Law (UK)
[   ] The Digest (UK)
[   ] Australian Citator (Aust)
[   ] Westlaw: Shepard’s, KeyCite (US)
[   ] LawCite (UK/Commonwealth)
[   ] Lexis: Shepard’s, AutoCite (US)

Statutes Judicially Considered

[   ] KeyCite on WestlawNext Canada
[   ] Canadian Statute Citations
[   ] QuickCite on Quicklaw
[   ] Statutes of BC Judicially Considered
[   ] Annotated statutes
[   ] CCH looseleaf services

[   ] Full text searches

Words & Phrases

[   ] Carswell’s Words & Phrases (in print or in LawSource)
[   ] Quicklaw’s Canadian Legal Words and Phrases
[   ] Irwin Law’s Canadian Online Legal Dictionary
[   ] Canadian Case Digests (Abridgment Digests in LawSource)
[   ] Contracts – Interpretation
[   ] Statutes – Interpretation
[   ] Time
[   ] Words & Phrases Legal Maxims Canada
[   ] CED
[   ] Statutory Interpretation Texts
[   ] Contracts Texts
[   ] Canadian Legal Dictionary
[   ] Black’s Law Dictionary (US)
[   ] West’s Words & Phrases (US)
[   ] Words & Phrases Legally Defined (UK)
[   ] Stroud’s Judicial Dictionary (UK)
[   ] Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law (UK)
[   ] Halsbury’s (in Index under Words & Phrases)
[   ] Case reporter indices
[   ] Dictionaries