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Law Dictionaries

Canadian Legal Dictionary

Oxford Dictionary of Law (7th Edition)

Oxford International Law Dictionary (Parry and Grant)

Black's Law Dictionary is available on WestlawNext Canada.*  Click on the International Tab, then Westlaw International.  A search for Blacks in the directory search box provides access to this database.

400 Legal Dictionaries are also available now using Hein Online.

Note there are multi-lingual law dictionaries available in the Law Library

Encyclopedias of Law

Canadian Encyclopedic Digest*

Halsburys Laws of Canada *

Oxford Companion to Law

Oxford Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Legal Abbreviations

Law Journal Abbreviations: Table of Periodicals Indexed by the Index to Canadian Legal Literature

Canadian Law Reporter Abbreviations>

Cardiff Index

Note there are  other Legal Abbreviations products available in the Law Library.

Legal Words and Phrases

Canadian Legal Words and Phrases *

Words and Phrases Judicially Defined  *

Note there are  other Words and Phrases products available in the Law Library.

Legal Citation

UBC Law Library has created a companion guide to the McGill guide.

Self-help reference guides to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide):

- Queen's University
- University of Toronto 

Academic Citation Products

Refworks. Guide for using.

Bibliographic Management Software

Social Sciences Citation Guides.

Forms and Precedents

O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms

LexisNexis Qucklaw - Canadian Forms and Precedents*

WestlawNext Canada - Forms and Precedents* (not currently subscribed).

Government Publications

Guide to Canadian Law Commissions

Law Reform Commission Reports scanned on Osgoode Digital Commons.

List of Canadian Commissions of Inquiry

Publications of the Government of Canada

Canadian Public Policy Collection


Last Updated June 19, 2017 ADemers.