The Bodleian Law Library collection of Canadian law books have shelf marks beginning Cw. Can. (The Cw. in front of the Cw. Can. shelfmarks refers to the Commonwealth of Nations of which Canada is a member. For more information about the Commonwealth of Nations, see the Commonwealth Secretariat website.)
Cw. Can. 510 - Indicates books on federal Canadian law, or the law of the common law provinces.
Cw. Can. 610 - Indicates commentary relating to the law of Quebec
In the library catalogue some materials have "(sec coll)" after the shelfmark, e.g. Cw Can. 510 O81a2 (sec coll). This designates older material - often superseded editions.
Please ask a member of staff for directions to these collections when in the Law Bod.
- DLR: Dominion Law Reports
OU members only Click on the tab called Canada Law Book online services - on the next screen click on Dominion Law Reports
OU members only. If you know the name of the Canadian report series or journal you need, type its full name in the Find a source box on the initial Lexis search page.
To find out all the Canadian resources Lexis offers click the Sources tab on the home page - Change country to Canada & click on any hyperlinked letter of the alphabet. Includes consolidated statutes, case law from 1823 on, Supreme Court Reports as well as provincial reports, law journals from 1989 onward.
OU members only. From Westlaw UK's home page click on Services, & on drop down that appears click Westlaw International. Click on Westlaw International tab, then click on Canadian Materials link.
The Canadian Materials section contains Abridgment; Cases; Legislation; Legal News, Highlights & Current Awareness; Public Records; Law Reviews, Bar Journals and Legal Periodicals; Texts & Treatises; Business & News; Directories; By Practice Area.
- CanLII: Canadian Legal Information Institute
CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet.
- Best guide to Canadian legal research
Free resource. Free guide by Catherine Best.