LEGAL RESEARCH TOOLBOX

E-Resources in Alberta Law Libraries

Alberta Law Libraries subscribes to a selection of online legal research resources that support provincial, federal and international legal research. Some databases are available in selected library locations only.

Conditions of Use

Use of these online resources is governed by copyright law and by the terms of license agreements between Alberta Law Libraries and publishers. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure compliance with existing copyright legislation. Users may download or print and retain single copies for the purpose of legal research or private study.

Canadian Environmental Law Guide (Specialty Technical Publishers)

Canadian Tax Library (Wolters Kluwer CCH Canadian)

Directors' Liability in Canada (Specialty Technical Publishers)

HeinOnline

ICLR Online

Irwin Law Titles (DesLibris)

JustisOne

LESA Library

Lexis Advance® Quicklaw®

Lexis.com®*

O’Brien’s Forms

QP Source Professional

WestlawNext Canada (LawSource)

 

* Access to Lexis.com® is facilitated by our Information, Research and Training Services (IRTS) team and is available to registered clients only.


Canadian Environmental Law Guide (Specialty Technical Publishers)

"The Canadian Environmental Law Guide provides information on Canada's environmental laws and regulations of the federal government and the leading industrial provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. The guide presents an overview of Canada's environmental law legislation in force, and then provides a detailed analysis of the legislation by topic for each of these four jurisdictions."

Access to the Canadian Environmental Law Guide is available to clients in any of our libraries, or remotely, if you are a registered client with Alberta Law Libraries. Sign in using your card number (barcode) & last name. Once on the STP site, click the PDF link at the right side of the title. Help in using the site is available after you have logged in, by clicking the blue "help" button on the top right of the page.


Canadian Tax Library (Wolters Kluwer CCH Canadian)

Canadian Tax Library offers a collection of important tax resources that can save you time. According to the publisher, the Internet version is updated frequently. A bonus feature is the "Roadmaps", tax research guides that provide a summary of relevant tax considerations for specific issues and help one find related commentary more efficiently. Content of Canadian Tax Library includes the following:

Income Tax Bulletins, Circulars and Technical News - Income Tax Act and Regulations - Canadian Tax Reporter Commentary - Current and Archival Dominion Tax Cases - Tax Treaties and Social Security Agreements - Canadian Master Tax Guide - Federal Income Tax Forms and Guides - Tax Window Files - Special Reports.

Access to Canadian Tax Library is available to clients on site in our Edmonton and Calgary LRTC locations of Alberta Law Libraries only.


Directors' Liability in Canada (Specialty Technical Publishers)

"Directors' Liability in Canada offers an extensive, thoroughly researched, authoritative analysis of the pertinent laws and precedents so that the risk of personal liability for directors and officers in Canada can be minimized."

Access to Directors' Liability in Canada is available to clients in any of our libraries, or remotely, if you are a registered client with Alberta Law Libraries. Sign in using your card number (barcode) & last name. Once on the STP site, click the PDF link at the right side of the title. Help in using the site is available after you have logged in, by clicking the blue "help" button on the top right of the page.


HeinOnline

HeinOnline provides online full-text access to over 1530 Canadian and international law reviews and legal journals, nearly 2000 legal classics titles, Selden Society publications (including English Legal History Classics), the English Reports Full Reprint, the U.S. Federal Register, U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1754, and notable collections of U.S. international treaties, agreements, protocols and conventions HeinOnline provides page images of the documents just as they appear in the original print, in fully-searchable PDF.

Access to HeinOnline is available to clients in any of our libraries, and remotely for individuals who are registered clients with Alberta Law Libraries. Sign in using your card number (barcode) & last name.


ICLR Online

ICLR Online provides electronic access to all case reports published by ICLR since 1865: the Weekly Law Reports, Law Reports (official series), Business Law Reports, Industrial Cases Reports, Public and Third Sector Reports. PDFs of the cases as published in the print reporters are available in a click. Includes Citator+.

Access to ICLR Online is available to clients in any of our libraries, and remotely for individuals who are registered clients with Alberta Law Libraries. Sign in using your card number (barcode) & last name. Our license allows for 6 concurrent users. If you are denied access, please try again a few minutes later.


Irwin Law Titles (DesLibris)

The DesLibris platform provides online full-text access to over 215 Irwin Law titles. The Essentials of Canadian Law series published by Irwin Law is part of this subscription, covering the subject areas of Family, Criminal and Civil law.

Access to the Irwin Law titles on DesLibris (see note below) is available to clients in any of our libraries, and remotely for individuals who are registered clients with Alberta Law Libraries. Sign in using your card number (barcode) & last name.

NOTE: This platform is optimized for Chrome and Firefox browsers. Internet Explorer users report they must wait for each title to load in its entirety before being able to view pages of the books. Chrome and Firefox users read almost immediately.


JustisOne

JustisOne is a full-text online legal library of UK case law, legislation and parliamentary information reaching back to 1163. Our subscription includes UK Legislation and Cases, the English Reports, and Times Law Reports. JustisOne also includes a powerful citator, providing a number of tools that enable you to assess the relevance of your results, examine case history, and connect to other citing/cited cases. The Precedent Map option shows the relationships between cases at a glance. In addition, JustisOne indexes cases from many other platforms, including CanLII, BAILII, WestlawNext, and LexisNexis.

NOTE: Currently there is a bug preventing the PDF button from working properly. Justis is aware and working on the problem. Workaround: Click the Download button above: a zip-file opens containing the PDF.

Access to JustisOne is available to clients in any of our libraries, and remotely for individuals who are registered clients with Alberta Law Libraries. Sign in using your card number (barcode) & last name. Our license allows for 3 concurrent users. If you are denied access, please try again a few minutes later.


LESA Library

The Legal Education Society of Alberta is pleased to provide "read only" access to the LESA Library on site in all Alberta Law Libraries locations. All users accessing the LESA Library agree to the LESA Library Terms of Use.

"The LESA Library contains educational content designed to support Alberta articling students, lawyers, and their staff. [It] contains digital content from LESA's Practice Manuals, Fundamentals publications, and seminar papers."

Currently papers are available from 2010 to present.

Are you interested in collaborating with LESA and your colleagues? Registered users can update and make changes to resource content, as well as contribute comments and ideas to discussion pages for each resource. In addition, subscribers can set customizable notifications for topics of interest. Find out more about collaboration as a registered user, or subscribe as a registered user!


Lexis Advance® Quicklaw®

The Fundamentals package of Lexis Advance® Quicklaw® contains a comprehensive collection of Canadian case law and legislation, along with the helpful QuickCite citator. Access to all volumes of Halsbury's Laws of Canada across all legal subject areas is included. In addition, a collection of Forms & Precedents and a number of Quantums are also available. The pre- and post-search filters make searching for relevant results more effective and efficient.

Access to Lexis Advance® Quicklaw® is available to clients in all Alberta Law Libraries public locations.


Lexis.com®

The Lexis.com® database contains over 31,000 sources of legal, news, business and public records information including legal materials from Canada, US and other international jurisdictions; Canadian full text and digest decisions; US federal and state caselaw; US Codes, statutes and bills; legal journals; and Shepard's case citator.

Access to Lexis.com® is limited to library personnel. Registered clients may request material from this database through our Ask a Law Librarian form, or by contacting Alberta Law Libraries.


O’Brien’s Forms

O’Brien’s Forms is a comprehensive collection of legal forms and precedents covering a broad range of legal topics. The following Divisions are available: Commercial and General, Division I; Corporations, Division II; Leases, Division IV; and Wills and Trusts, Division V.

Access to O'Brien's Forms is available to clients in any of our Alberta Law Libraries location.


QP Source Professional

QP Source Professional is a fully searchable database of the current text of Alberta's statutes, regulations and Rules of Court. It also includes Alberta Gazette (1996 to present) and Orders-in-Council (1967 to present), Tables of Public and Private Statutes, the Index of Regulations, and point-in-time statutes (2002 to present).

Access to QP Source Professional is available to clients in any Alberta Law Libraries location.


WestlawNext Canada (LawSource)

The WestlawNext® Canada (LawSource) database contains the Canadian Abridgment; Canadian Encyclopedic Digest; comprehensive coverage of Canadian caselaw including full coverage of Carswell's 23 print law reports; federal and provincial statutes and regulations; Canadian law reviews and journals; and KeyCiteCanada® case citator.

Access to WestlawNext® Canada (LawSource) is available to clients in all Alberta Law Libraries public locations.