Thursday, May 8, 2014

Quicklaw: Canadian Legal Research Made Simple

The Goodson Law Library has recently subscribed to LexisNexis Quicklaw, a database for Canadian legal research. It's available to the Law School community with a NetID and password, as well as in person to visitors of the Goodson Law Library via the Reading Room computer terminals.

Quicklaw contains case law, legislation, journal articles and scholarly commentary, and even forms for the Canadian federal government, provinces, and specialized tribunals. The database layout and search functionality is very similar to LexisNexis Academic, a legal research platform which is available campus-wide. (LexisNexis Academic also contains a good deal of Canadian legal content, such as case law and current codes; however, Quicklaw contains several unique and valuable sources, such as the legal encyclopedia Halsbury's Laws of Canada, which are not provided by LexisNexis Academic.)

For recommendations of other Canadian legal research sources, check out the library's research guide. Quicklaw will be added to its extensive list of print and online resources for Canadian research this summer. If you have questions about Quicklaw or Canadian legal research, be sure to Ask a Librarian.