The following databases are the most efficient tools for finding relevant Canadian case law online:
CanLII offers free, open access to written judgments from all Canadian courts, boards and tribunals. Access consolidated statutes and regulations of every Canadian jurisdiction, as well historic legislative materials, such as The Manitoba Gazette.
View CanLII's Guides for instructions on how to search for cases, legislative materials, and more.
Lexis+ is a legal research database that provides access to Canadian and international case law, legislative materials and academic commentary, including the Halsbury's Laws of Canada and many other legal texts.
Westlaw is a legal research database that indexes Canadian and international case law, legislative materials and academic commentary, including the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (CED) and the Index to Canadian Legal Literature, among many others.
View Westlaw's Customer Learning Centre for guides on how to search for cases.
Case Reporters - Books that contain judicial decisions from a variety of courts and jurisdictions. Reporters remain the best resource for retrieving jurisprudence in print. Titles available at the E.K. Williams Law Library include:
Legal Encyclopedias - A great resource to find case law, especially by topic or subject matter. The E.K. Williams Law Library provides access to both the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (CED) and Halsbury's Laws of Canada in print.
Words and Phrases - Using a Words and Phrases service can help identify case law that has interpreted or defined a particular legal term.