SECONDARY legal materials are preliminary research tools that will assist you in finding, evaluating, and understanding primary materials such as statutes and case law.
Encyclopaedias / Digests
A comprehensive collection of case digests, or summaries, of Canadian case law that is organized by legal issue according to a single taxonomy (The Canadian Abridgment Key Classification System). This collection covers virtually every case reported in Canada since 1803, and every reported or unreported case received from the courts since 1986, with the exception of Quebec civil law cases.
Canadian Encyclopedic Digest or CED
A comprehensive statement of Ontario and Western law - provincial, federal and common law as derived from legislation and case law.
Halsbury's Laws of Canada
This publication contains clearly written statements of Canadian legal principle based on common law and legislation, and indicates where the law differs as between jurisdictions.
Dictionaries, Words and Phrases
WORDS AND PHRASES