Ontario Regulations from 1944 on the Internet Archive

May 20, 2009

The Bora Laskin Law Library has recently made a significant contribution to historical legal research and to the preservation of historical legal material.

The library has made the Ontario Regulations from 1944 onwards  available for inclusion in the Internet Archives.  Although recent regulations (from 2000)  have been available electronic format on e-laws, this marks first time that the whole set of Regulations has been made freely available in electronic format.

The Internet Archive is an non-profit organization mandated to create a free  digital library of Internet sites  in the form of the WayBackMachine,  as well as  other digital “cultural artifacts” including, moving images, live music, audio, texts, software and educational resources in digital form.

May 13th Webinar on Searching the Hein Law Journal Collection

May 12, 2009

Researchers that use Hein for their legal research might benefit from signing up for Hein Online’s Webinar “Using and Searching the Law Journal Collection” on May 13th from 2:00 -3:00. Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/760984123

And find out how to:

1)  How to quickly pull up a journal article when you have a citation.
2)  How to search for a journal article by article name
3)  How to search for articles written by a specific author
4)  Browsing or searching by subject, state, or country
5)  Overview of Indexes and Finding Aids available
6)  How to use the full power of Hein’s ScholarCheck tool to connect citations and view citation analysis
7)  Finding coverage information for a journal title
8)  And more!

Supreme Court Judgments from 1948 available on the Supreme Court Judgments Website.

May 11, 2009

In honour of the 60th anniversary of Canada’s judicial independence from the U.K., the Supreme Court of Canada and Lexum have published an electronic version of  all the judgments included in the Supreme Court Reports up until 1948 on the Supreme Court of Canada Website .

In addition, appeals from British Columbia and Ontario from 1876 have been added to the site.

The “Advanced Search” feature enables the researcher to search the text of the Supreme Court judgments by full-text keyword or by specific fields including title or case name, citation or docket number, parties,  judges, subjects or date.

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