Academic Canada

HeinOnline Academic for Canada

Designed Specifically for Canadian institutions.

The HeinOnline Academic for Canada package contains more than 63 million pages of content across more than 45,500 titles and 137,000 volumes. HeinOnline bridges the gap in history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,800 periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of journals, the database also contains Revised Statutes of Canada, Annual Statutes, Canada Supreme Court Reports, and current, historical, and revised content for the Provincial Statutes of Canada. International content includes historical and current constitutions from every country in the world, an impressive collection of world trials, and much more.

Subjects Include:

  • Political Science
  • History
  • Criminal Justice
  • Religious Studies
  • International Relations
  • Women’s Studies
  • Prelaw
  • Business/Economics
  • And many more!

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Databases Included in the Research Package:

Law Journal Library

Academic journals provide a wealth of information, as in-depth analyses of important decisions. Unlike other online databases, HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library is comprehensive, beginning with the first issue ever published of more than 2,800 periodicals and going through the most current issue allowed based on contracts with publishers.

Provincial Statutes of Canada

This database includes Provincial Statutes for Canadian provinces and territories. The Provincial Statutes of Canada contain public and private acts passed by Canadian provincial governments. Current, revised, and historical content is now available for Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Yukon Territory. Historical and revised content only is available for Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Northwest Territories, and Saskatchewan.

Revised Statutes of Canada

This database compiles all the federal laws of Canada since Confederation in 1867. It includes the periodic consolidation of the Statutes of Canada, incorporating amendments and Acts that have been added since the last revision. There were six revisions: 1886, 1906, 1927, 1952, 1970, and 1985.

Acts of the Parliament of Canada

Access all historical and current for the Acts of the Parliament of Canada in an online, fully-searchable format in more than 200,000 pages!

Canada Supreme Court Reports

This database contains the official, bilingual series published under authority of the Supreme Court Act. This collection has nearly 10,000 cases which include background information, statutes and regulations, authors cited, analysis and the decision. All written and oral judgments and reason for judgment are printed in their entirety along with a helpful summary.

Women and the Law

This collection brings together books, biographies, and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law. It provides a convenient platform for users to research the progression of women’s roles and rights in society over the past 200 years. Also included are more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School’s Feminism and Legal Theory Project, which provide a platform to view the effect of law and culture on the female gender.

Religion and the Law

Contains hundreds of unique titles and nearly one million pages, including books, periodicals, and bibliographies. This collection provides a research platform for the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. The collection also includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles.

World Constitutions Illustrated

This database enables scholars to research the constitutional and political development of every country. It includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. It also includes constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Factbook, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.

Legal Dictionaries

This impressive collection of legal dictionaries is composed of nearly 300 titles from various countries, on multiple topics. Included in this database are key titles such as the Compendius Dictionary of the English Language and several concise Law Dictionaries. Users can easily browse content by title or country.

Legal Classics

This database offers more than 12,000 titles from some of the greatest academics in history, including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and many more! In addition to many “classics,” this database includes rare items that are found in only a handful of libraries around the world and focuses on constitutional law, comparative law, political science, and other classic topics.

Foreign Relations of the United States

This database presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. It is composed of more than 500 books beginning with Abraham Lincoln’s administration in 1861 and continuing to the administration of Ronald Reagan in 1988.

U.S. Supreme Court Library

With nearly 400 titles and more than 1.2 million pages, this database includes complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports from 1754- to current. The U.S. Reports are an indexed compilation of the official full text of all decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States and the official record of its rulings, orders, case tables, and other proceedings. Preliminary prints and slip opinions, along with other related books and periodicals, are also included.

Criminal Justice & Criminology

This database includes the official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General. Also included are guides, hearings, handbooks, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

World Trials Library

With more than 4,200 titles and 1.7 million pages, this database includes thousands of trials including complete sets of American State Trials and the Nuremberg Trials. It contains trial transcripts, critical court documents, and trial-related resources such as monographs which analyze and debate the decisions of famous trials, as well as biographies of many of the greatest lawyers in history.

U.S. Case Law

Fastcase Basic, which is included free of charge with Government, Politics & Law for Canada, offers the ability to access U.S. state and federal case law via inline hyperlinks or by entering a case citation from the Citation tab on the HeinOnline Welcome Page or inside any HeinOnline database. Like HeinOnline’s “Citations on a Page” feature, case citations referenced in the text of any document in HeinOnline will link to the case in Fastcase. Links will be highlighted in blue, and clicking on the link will pull in the full text from Fastcase.

COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present

In this database, find factual information about how COVID-19 and other pandemics have impacted public health, economics, society, and the world. Access hundreds of Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, updated regularly as the current fluctuating situation evolves. Also discover a curated list of relevant scholarly articles and external links to supplement your pandemic research.

Executive Privilege

To help researchers understand the mighty but ill-defined power of presidential executive privilege, this database provides primary and secondary source material such as government documents from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches along with related books and scholarly articles. Peruse congressional hearings, reports, memoranda, and more, as well as law review articles and books that invoke, debate, and explore instances of executive privilege from our country’s founding to the present day.

Civil Rights and Social Justice

This database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans. Containing hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislation, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, this database allows users to educate themselves on the ways our civil rights have been strengthened and expanded over time, as well as how these legal protections can go further still.

NOMOS: American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy

This highly regarded series from the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy includes scholarly works from some of the leading political and legal theorists of the 20th and 21st centuries, from a wide range of ideological perspectives.