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Researching Aboriginal and Indigenous Law guide.

AccessCLE LSO CPD Arrticles

AccessCLE Online (Law Society of Upper Canada) - Provides access to articles and materials used in Continuing Legal Education programming offered by the Law Society. Note that materials that are older than 18 months are provided free of charge. To request that the Law Library purchase newer materials, which are marked with a gold "locked" icon, please contact us.

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AGIS + Australian Law Journals collection.

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Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals (Intersentia) - "Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals provides you with the full text of the most important decisions, including concurring, separate and dissenting opinions. Distinguished experts in the field of international criminal law have commented the most important decisions of the ICTY, ICTR, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the International Criminal Tribunal for Timor-Leste and the ICC."


BAILII - Free access to UK statutes and cases from 1990s to today.

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Canadian Bar Review - Free resource from the Canadian Bar Association.

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Canadian Class Actions Databases - Free resource from the Canadian Bar Association.

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Canadian Human Rights Reporter (CHRR) - Select "Subscriber Login" to enter this site. Provides human rights decisions from across Canadian jurisdictions.

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Canadian Lawyer magazine (digital edition). For access to this product, please see a reference librarian.

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Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources - Collaboration between the Library of Parliament and to give public free access to Senate and House of Commons debates from Parliament 1, Session 1 until coverage on the Parliamentry website begins.

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Canadian Legal Information Institute - Free access to thousands of statutes, regulations and judicial and tribunal decisions. Federal and provincial coverage.

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CCH Online Canadian legal content - Now available on Quicklaw Law and Business Collection* (see below). Wolters Kluwer Intelliconnect* now only provides comprehensive tax materials. Available to Faculty of Law users only.

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Tax research databases - Chartered Accountants of Canada (CICA). Free resource.

  • Accounting & Assurance
    • Accountant's Handbook of Fraud Prevention and Detection (FRAUD), The
    • CPA Canada Standards and Guidance Collection (CPACHB)
    • Financial Reporting in Canada under IFRS 2013 (FRICIFRS)
    • International Financial Reporting Standards (2017)
    • Professional Engagement Guide (PEG)
  • EY Tax Resources
    • Calculators and rate cards (online) 
    • Managing Your Personal Taxes 

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CLEO Community Legal Education Ontario - Free resources and publications.

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Clinical Law - Free website by Professor Gemma Smyth. Provides online learning tools and videos to assist in training clinical law skills.

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Criminal Source* - Statutes, cases, textbooks on criminal law. Access via WestlawNext Canada. Select "Criminal Source" on the right menu under My Subscriptions. Contains Canadian Criminal Code (& other statutes), links to the full-text of criminal cases, and full-text of textbooks including McWilliam’s Canadian Criminal Evidence.

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Current Index to Legal Periodicals - Law faculty members may request that their name be added to this weekly email list of new legal journal articles. To request that your name be added to the recipients list, please contact Connie Beaudoin.

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Customs & Excise Centre - To access, select Customs & Excise Centre under the Centres menu on the Taxnet Pro website (Cross-Border resource).

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Ebrary - New ebook titles are now being added for law.

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ElgarOnline - Selected ebooks from Edward Elgar Publisher.

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Employment Source* - Available to Faculty of Law users with a password for WestlawNext Canada. See the right menu on the homepage to access this product.

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English Reports, Full Reprint - Free source for pre-1865 English law reports, sometimes called "Nominate Reports". Also available on HeinOnline.

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European Court of Human Rights Cases - Once at the site, select Case-Law. Free resource.

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ExpressO - Journal submission software from BePress (Law Faculty Members Only). To create your account, choose "My Account" from the top menu. From the 3 choices in the center of the page, choose ExpressO. Choose "Create New Account - Sign Up". Enter all fields, and choose U Windsor Law Library from the Institutional Affiliation drop down menu.

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Faculty of Law Digital Repository - Selected works by Windsor Law professors available via Open Access platform provided by Leddy Library.

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The Federal Science Library - Free one-stop, self-serve web portal that makes government research and resources visible to all Canadians by connecting them with the collections of seven departmental libraries. The portal allows users to view or request items from a vast collection of publications in science, technology, engineering and health and other related economic, policy and program information. Wherever possible, departmental publications, reports, data sets and other content are freely available for anyone to access or download. It also gives users the option to expand their search beyond the holdings of the seven federal science libraries to include millions of publications from around the globe.

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Foreign and International Law Resources - Via HeinOnline. FILRD includes the publications of the American Society of International Law along with prominent Yearbooks from around the world, including the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice series. It also includes U.S. Law Digests, International Tribunals/Judicial Decisions and more.

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Gallop Portal - Free resource for legislative and government information for Canadian jurisdictions.

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Global-Regulation - Search 1.34 million laws from 51 countries, in English. Find, compare and analyse global regulation. Free resource.

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The Globe and Mail - Access to current and historical content.

Harvard Law Review

Harvard Law Review Forum - Launched with volume 119 of the Harvard Law Review. It did not previously exist. Content going back to volume 120 is available for free on their website (they only archive 5 years of rolling content on their site). Content going back to volume 119 is available only on WestlawNext Canada. Free resource.

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HeinOnline - Law Journal Library provides a great collection of scanned law journal articles, including historical content. Also a great source for treaties, annual statutes, and much more.

Human Rights Comparative Website - Free to use project seeking to educate Canadians about their provincially and federally protected human rights, taking note of the nuances between the two divisions of government and the provinces respectfully.


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ICLR - Not for profit organisation that was established in 1865 as the authorized publisher of the official series of The Law Reports for the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales.

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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals- Index of various European, Asian and African legal periodicals.

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Index to Common Law Festchriften - The German word "Festschrift" is now the universally accepted term in the legal academy for a published collection of legal essays written by several authors to honour a distinguished jurist or to mark a significant legal event. For access to the full text of materials listed on this site, please request via interlibrary loans. Free resource.

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Intelliconnect* - Wolters Kluwer. Provides comprehensive tax materials, including:

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International Trade Reporter* - a U.S. service from publisher B.N.A. that covers international trade law.Use is limited to Windsor Law students and Law Faculty.

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Investment Treaty Arbitration - Free website that provides:

  • Access to all publicly available investment treaty awards.
  • Information and resources relating to investment.
  • Treaties and investment treaty arbitration.
  • Links to further resources.

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Irwin Law e-books - Available on the law library's MyiLibrary platform.

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Jessup Library - Available through HeinOnline.

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Just Balance - Support site aimed at promoting the well-being of law students.

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JustisOne - Hundreds of thousands of full-text judgments from UK, Australia and Canada. Includes note-up information, visual mapping and advanced features. Select "login" from the top right of the page. Works together with and includes the functionality of JustCite. Content includes: England and Wales Judgments Complete (1852 -); UK Statutes from 1235 forward including amendment information; Canadian and Australian cases; Justcite functionality.

Kluwer Law Online

Kluwer Law Online Journals - Contains 21 Kluwer Law International Journals including: Air and Space Law, Arbitration International, World Trade and Arbitration Materials, International Journal of Comparative Labour Law & Industrial Relations, European Public Law, European Review of Private Law, and Legal Issues of Economic Integration.

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Labour Source* - Texts on arbitration & arbitration cases. Select LabourSource under "My Subscriptions" on the right menu. Includes Brown & Beatty, Canadian Labour Arbitration (supplemented textbook), and full-text Labour arbitration decisions in LAC & CLAS, plus court cases on labour from Dominion Law Reports.

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Law Reform Commission of Ontario - Free publications and reports.


Law Society of Ontario - Free Minutes and Transcipts.

Law Society of Ontario's Great Library - Research tools and services at your fingertips!

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Law Times Digital Edition - Access is by username and password only. This link is available to campus users only.

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The Lawyer's Daily - New daily publication replaced Lawyer's Weekly in March 2017. Users can subscribe to have content delivered direct to email.

Lawyer's Weekly Digital Edition (PUBLICATION CEASED IN MARCH 2017) - Archival content is available to law users only via LexisNexis Advance Quicklaw.

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Legal Classics - Includes more than 2,000 works from some of the greatest legal minds in history including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, Benjamin E. Cardozo, and many more! A HeinOnline product.

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LegalTrac - Index to legal periodicals from a variety of common law jurisdictions: US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand etc.

WestlawNext Canada Litigator

Litigator* - Provides sample memoranda, factums, pleadings and other precedents for selected cases.

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LLMC Digital - Fulltext primary legal materials for a variety of jurisdictions: US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, etc. Search by Title or Jurisdiction.

LLMC Digital includes many early law reports for Canada and the UK, including the English Reports, Full Reprint (pre-1865 English law reports), and the Law Reports.

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Lloyd's Law Reports Plus online and Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Quarterly online* - IMPORTANT NOTE: To access content from this site, you must enter an email address and accept the Terms and Conditions.

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Making of Modern Law - Full-text, early British and US legal textbooks published from 1800 through 1926.

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Maritime Law Book Ltd. (Raw Law content only) - See vLex below for updated information about this product. This free resource provides access to over 215,000 court cases found in its 12 databases which cover every Canadian common law jurisdiction, some from the 1960's (others later) to date. In addition, the UK's House of Lords cases, and Privy Council cases are also included in its databases.

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Martin's Annual Criminal Code* - Available to law users only via access to WestlawNext Canada.

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law* - The online edition of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law is edited by Rüdiger Wolfrum, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. This comprehensive resource contains peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Limited to Faculty of Law users only.

Military Law meta search - Customized search of free online journals and newsletters.

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Native Law - By Jack Woodward, QC (Thomson Reuters Proview)

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ProQuest Ebook Central - Provides a selection of law-related topics.

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O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms - Comprehensive resource for forms and precedents for many areas of the law.

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Oral Histories Archive - Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History - Free resource.

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New Oxford Companion to Law

Dictionary of Law (7th Edition)

Encyclopedia of Human Rights.

Guide to Latin in International Law.

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (Parry and Grant)

Oxford Reports on International Law* (limited to Faculty of Law users only) includes:

  • Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts
  • Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction
  • Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law
  • Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law
  • Oxford Reports on International Investment Claims
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • Oxford Law Citator


Public Access to Electronic Records from the United States Federal Courts - "Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet". To obtain information from this system, please speak to a Reference Librarian.

Policing in Canada meta search - Customized search of free online jounals and newsletters.

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Lexis Advance Quicklaw* - Law users are provided with a password for this product.

LexisNexis Quicklaw (Law and Business Collection) - Formerly WoltersKluwer CCH Online Legal. Provides access to the following content:

  • Canadian Commercial Law Guide
  • Canadian Corporations Law Reports
  • Canadian Employment Health and Safety Guide
  • Canadian Employment Benefits and Pension Guide
  • Canadian Family Law Guide
  • Canadian Insurance Law Reporter
  • Canadian Labour Law Reporter
  • Canadian Securities Law Reports
  • Campus users are requested to visit the law library during regular business hours to access this product.
  • For Tables of Contents for each of the WK products, please visit the library catalogue and search for the title directly, or visit the product on Quicklaw, Source Law Directory.
  • To access International Content on Lexis Advance Quicklaw, please see a reference librarian.
  • Copyright License Terms

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Session Laws Library - Canada, Australia, US Federal and State, Bahamas; can be found online through HeinOnline. This library contains the session laws of all 50 US states as well as Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the DC Register. Includes Revised Statutes of Canada: 1985, 1970, 1952, 1927, 1903, and 1886.


SOQUIJ -"Publishes decisions from the judicial and administrative tribunals of Québec. Its value-added products are marketed in user-friendly electronic formats (online case law databases, e-newletters, RSS feed, etc.) to the legal, business and labour communities."

To promote greater accessibility to the justice system, we also offer free public access to all of the judgments rendered in Quebec through our Services aux citoyens pages." Looking for a court decision in English?

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Taxnet Pro (Thomson Reuters) - Includes access to Customs and Excise Centre, and other specialized content.

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Treaty InformationFree site from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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unalex - The Portal to International Law (European Union)

  • A username and password is required for this system. See a Reference Librarian to get access.

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United Nations Official Document System

United Nations Law Collection - From HeinOnline: contains exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including: United Nations Treaty Series; the League of Nations Treaty Series; the Monthly Statement of Treaties & International Agreements; UNCITRAL Publications; UNIDIR Publications; the United Nations Legislative Series and much more.

United Nations Treaty Collection - Collection of fulltext treaties and international agreements since 1946.

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vLex - (formerly Maritime Law Book) (not subscribed - access to free content only). The subscription product includes the full Maritime Law Book (MLB) collection and a curated selection from the Essentials of Canadian Law Series published by Irwin Law, all using powerful tools and advanced technologies to deliver topical search, intelligent recommendations and (soon!) a visual history graph.

WestlawNext Canada

WestlawNext Canada* - This product is password protected. Law users are provided with a password for the product. When entering your password, you will then be prompted to enter a Client ID. This field is mandatory, however any character combination may be entered.

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World Legal Information Institute - Free resource provides access to legal information from 123 jurisdictions from around the world.

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World Treaty Library (HeinOnline) - This monumental collection brings together Rohn, Dumont, Bevans, Martens, League of Nations, United States, and United Nations treaties into one easy-to-use and fully searchable database. Search a comprehensive treaty index by keywords, title, parties, sign date or citation. Also included are hundreds of related treaty publications, scholarly articles chosen by our editors, and a bibliography of related publications.

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Wrongful Dismissal Database (Thomson Reuters) - This system is designed to provide you with a summary of the fair severance details of the cases most relevant to your situation in a clear and straightforward manner. Results are based on actual court decisions related to cases of wrongful termination. The content of WDD Online was selected from thousands of Canadian court case judgments and continues to be regularly updated by Barry B. Fisher LL.B., listed as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada (2008 and 2009 editions) in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Updated June 18, 2018: MJames