Western Libraries

Constitutional Law

John & Dotsa Bitove Family Law Library

Legal Citation

McGill Guide

Law 2HR Reserve

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Journals & Indexes

Charter of Rights Newsletter

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This newsletter allows you to familiarize yourself quickly with the most important recent Charter developments handed down by the various courts from across Canada. It contains guidelines for the interpretation of individual Charter provisions and signals new judicial trends in the application of the Charter. Decisions with significant value as precedents are thoroughly analyzed to bring you right up to date on Charter issues and trends.

National Journal of Constitutional Law

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The National Journal of Constitutional Law is Canada’s forum for the discussion and analysis of constitutional law issues that affect practitioners. Each issue includes insightful analysis and discussion of human rights issues, Charter issues and division of power issues. Available online via Westlaw Edge Canada.

Supreme Court Law Review

Published by Butterworths, the Supreme Court Law Review contains articles "devoted entirely to a survey, analysis and, indeed, critique of what has gone on in the Supreme Court of Canada in the preceding year." (forward by the Right Honourable Bora Laskin, P.C.).

General Full-Text and Periodical Indexes


Contains more than 2,400 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Search by article title, author, subject, state or country published, full text, and narrow by date.

Index to Canadian Legal Literature

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The Index to Canadian Legal Literature is a bibliographic index to Canadian law journals, books, articles, government publications, audio-visual materials, continuing legal education materials, and case comments. Published in association with the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, ICLL receives contributions from law libraries across Canada.

The ICLL is available electronically in Westlaw Edge Canada and LexisNexis Academic.  For Law faculty and students with educational accounts the ICLL can be accessed on WeslawNext Canada and Lexis Advance Quicklaw.  1985-current

Scott Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature

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Named after Marianne Scott (first woman to be appointed as National Librarian of Canada). The index is available electronically through the library catalogue of CAIJ (Centre d’accès à l’information juridique), an organization related to the Barreau du Québec. Search interface is in French only but English search terms can be used. The Law Library holds print copies of the index from 1961-2006.


LegalTrac on InfoTrac Web provides indexing for more than 1,200 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals and international legal journals, including more than 200 titles in full text.  Search results link to available multimedia — images, video and podcasts. 1980-present .

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books

The ILP&B,  available through EbscoHost, includes access to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, books, book reviews and more. International in coverage, Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text includes periodicals from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and covers an even broader range of subjects.

Content Includes full text for more than 480 periodicals, many of them peer-reviewed,  dating back to 1981. ILP indexes over 1,100 legal journals, 320 law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications and university publications.

Earlier coverage is found in the Index to Legal Periodicals & Books: Retrospective (1908-2007)

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Available through HeinOnline, the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is produced by the American Association of Law Libraries and indexes articles and book reviews appearing in over 500 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, and Australia. IFLP also analyzes the contents of approximately eighty individually published collections of legal essays, Festschriften, Mélanges, and congress reports each year. Check under the Subjects tab to see constitutional law topics. 1985 to date.  
Print covers the period 1960-2007