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Banks on using a law library : a Canadian guide to legal research

Author: Margaret A Banks
Publisher: Toronto : Carswell, 1991.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret A Banks
ISBN: 0459354914 9780459354916 0459355015 9780459355012
OCLC Number: 24871420
Notes: Revised edition of: Using a law library. 4th ed. 1985.
Description: xii, 313 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface to the fifth edition --
Chapter 1: Introduction --
Chapter 2: Law reports --
1. General --
2. Canadian law reports --
(a) Court system --
(b) The Supreme Court Reports and the Federal (formerly Exchequer) Court Reports --
(c) The National Reporter and Federal Trial Reports --
(d) The Dominion Law Reports --
(e) Provincial and Regional Law Reports --
(f) Subject reports --
(g) Administrative Board decisions --
3. English law reports --
(a) The English Reports --
(b) The Law Journal Reports --
(c) The Law Times Reports --
(d) The Law Reports --
(e) Continuation of Unofficial Law Reporting --
(f) The Weekly Law Reports --
(g) Subject and other specialized reports --
(h) European court Reports and Common Market Law Reports --
Chapter 3: Statutes and related publications --
1. General --
2. The Constitution of Canada --
3. Candian Statutes and Statutory Instruments --
(a) Sessional or annual and revised statutes --
(b) Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985 --
(c) Re-enacted Statutes of Manitoba, 1987-90 --
(i) Distinction between revised statutes and re-enacted statutes --
(ii) Continuing consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba --
(iii) Citation --
(d) Loose-leaf editions of statutes of provinces other than Manitoba --
(e) Status of loose-leaf editions of statutes --
(f) Future of revised statutes --
(g) Bilingual statutes --
(h) Tables of public statutes and statute citators --
(i) Statute indexing --
(j) Local and private acts --
(k) Bills and their finding aids --
(l) Proclamations --
(m) Regulations --
4. English statutes and statutory instruments --
(a) General --
(b) Statutes in force --
(c) Finding aids to statutes --
(d) Halsbury's Statutes of England and Wales --
(e) Current law legislator citator --
(f) Statutory instruments --
Chapter 4: Legal encyclopedias and digests --
1. General --
2. Finding case citations --
(a) Canadian Abridgment: Case Law Digest System --
(i) Revision --
(ii) Supplementation --
(iii) Finding tools --
(iv) Consolidated table of cases --
(b) Other Canadian search tools --
(c) The digest --
(d) English finding aids other than the Digest --
3. Solving a legal problem --
(a) General --
(b) The Canadian Encyclopedic Digest and other Canadian search tools --
(i) The Canadian Encyclopedic Digest --
(ii) Canadian Citations --
(iii) The Canadian Abridgment: Key and Index --
(c) Halsbury's Laws of England --
(d) Further research --
Chapter 5: Reference books, treatises, and periodicals --
1. Reference books --
2. Treatises --
3. Periodicals --
(a) General --
(b) Index to legal periodicals --
(c) Current index to legal periodicals --
(d) Legal resource index and current law index --
(e) Index to periodical articles related to law --
(f) Index to Canadian Legal Literature (Canadian Abridgment) --
(g) Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature --
(h) Index to foreign legal periodicals --
(i) Other indexes. Chapter 6: Automated legal research --
1. Introduction --
(a) LEXIS --
(b) WESTLAW --
2. Automated legal research in Canada --
(a) QL systems --
QUICKLAW --
(i) General --
(ii) Law reports and digests --
(iii) Full-text court and administrative board decisions --
(iv) Constitutional Acts of Canada --
(v) Statutes and regulations --
(b) The Canadian Law Information Council and QL Systems Limited --
(c) Canada Law Book --
CAN/LAW --
(i) General --
(ii) Data Bases --
3. Use of automated research techniques in solving a legal problem --
(a) QUICKLAW --
(b) CAN/LAW --
4. Other examples of automated searches --
(a) Judicial considerations --
(i) QUICKLAW --
(ii) CAN/LAW --
(b) Finding cases decided by a particular judge --
(i) QUICKLAW --
(ii) CAN/LAW --
5. Quasi-legal data bases --
(a) QUICKLAW --
(b) The Wisdom Network --
CAN/LAW --
(c) Other --
6. Conclusion --
Chapter 7: Quebec legal materials --
1. Constitutional documents and federal statutes --
2. Quebec statutes and regulations --
(a) Bilingual statutes --
(b) Gazette officielle du Québec --
(c) Enacting formula --
(d) Legislative history --
(e) Statute citators --
3. The Civil Codes of Lower Canada and Québec --
(a) Historical background --
(b) Preparation of the Civil Code of Lower Canada --
(c) Content and arrangement of the Civil Code of Canada --
(d) Amendment and revision of the Civil Code --
(e) Unofficial editions of the Civil Codes of Lower Canada and Québec --
(f) Plan to include codes in revised statutes --
4. The code of Civil Procedure --
(a) Historical background --
(b) Unofficial editions of the Code of Civil Procedure --
(c) Format of the Code --
(d) Rules of Court --
5. Law reports and their finding aids --
(a) Role of law reports in Quebec --
(b) Early Law reports --
(c) Recueils de jurisprudence du Québec (formerly Rapports judiciaires du Québec) --
(d) Other law reports and administrative board decisions --
(e) Jurisprudence express --
(f) Annuaire de jurisprudence du Québec --
(g) Case citators --
6. Legal encyclopedias --
7. Indexes to treatises --
8. Indexing of Quebec Law Journals in Canadian Indexes to legal periodical literature --
(a) Index to Canadian legal periodical literature --
(b) Index to Canadian legal literature (Canadian Abridgment) --
9. Indexing of Quebec law journals in American indexes to legal periodical literature --
10. Automated legal research in Quebec --
(a) Historical background --
(b) SOQUIJ data bases --
11. Conclusion --
Appendix 1: Suggestions for further reading --
Appendix 2: List of preferred citations --
selected Canadian and English law reports and related publications --
Appendix 3: Table of periodical abbreviations --
Index.
Responsibility: Margaret A. Banks.

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