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Foreign and international legislation and cases: Global databases

Databases and websites relevant for the research in foreign legislation and case law. Click on the tabs at the top of the page to access resources subdivided by topic and jurisdiction.

Global databases

  • Lexis - LexisNexis Academic is a multidisciplinary database that provides a wide range of full text information covering law, news, and business. Coverage is international but varies in depth for various countries and states. LexisNexis Academic gives access to business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, industry and market news, national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources, U.S. Federal and state, Canadian and European case law and legislation, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information.

    Find more about LexisNexis Academic here.

  • Quicklaw - Quicklaw (by LexisNexis) is a legal database that offers comprehensive coverage of Canadian, international, and foreign materials (US, UK, Australia, France). Quicklaw gives access to Canadian, US, UK, and European case law, Canadian administrative tribunal decisions, QuickCITE case citator, Canada Digest, legal encyclopedias (Halsbury's Law of Canada, Jurisclasseur Quebec, Halsbury's Law of England, Jurisclasseur France), legislation, Index to Canadian Legal Literature, full–text of main Canadian legal journals, and more.

    Find more about Quicklaw here.

  • WestlawNext Canada - Westlaw Next Canada is a legal database that provides extensive coverage of US and Canadian, and some international and foreign materials (UK, Australia). Westlaw Canada offers access to Canadian, US, and UK case law, the Canadian Abridgment Case Digests, the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (C.E.D.), Index to Canadian Legal Literature, select Legal Pleadings, and more.

    Find more about Westlaw Canada here.

  • Lexis Advanced Quicklaw (new BETA version, use VPN for off-campus access)

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