By Melanie Hodges Neufeld
The Law Society Library is pleased to announce an expansion to the online resources available to our members via their desktops. Several WestlawNext Canada resources have been added, including:
WestlawNext Canada LawSource
LawSource contains comprehensive coverage of Canadian case law, federal and provincial legislation, Canadian law reviews and journals, KeyCiteCanada case citatory, the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (C.E.D.) and the Canadian Abridgment.
Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (C.E.D.)
The C.E.D. is a great place to begin your legal research. It provides you with a clear overview of any legal topic and gives you context to cases and legislation relevant to your issue. Over 225 subjects are listed alphabetically, with sub-topics to pinpoint the area of law you may be interested in.
The Canadian Abridgment
A comprehensive collection of over a million digests of Canadian case law organized by legal issue according to a single taxonomy (The Canadian Abridgment Key Classification System). This collection is exclusive to Carswell, and covers virtually every reported or unreported case received from the courts since 1986, with the exception of Quebec civil law cases
CriminalSource (formerly Criminal Spectrum)
WestlawNext Canada CriminalSource contains a large collection of criminal case law, annotations, commentary, and other tools.
WestlawNext Canada FamilySource contains a large collection of family case law, legislation, and commentary.
Westlaw Canada LabourSource contains a large collection of court, arbitration and labour board decisions, commentary and collective bargaining material.
To access these resources, please visit the Members’ Section of the Law Society website. Stay tuned to the blog for more detailed information on these resources.