Article & Research Databases for Law

Use article databases to find articles, reviews, book chapters, etc.

  • AGIS Plus Text
    Based on the Australian Attorney-General's Information Service, this database provides indexing to English language legal periodicals from several countries, including many Australian and New Zealand titles. Full-text coverage is available for about one quarter of the titles, with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand titles. All areas of law are covered.
    5 simultaneous users.
  • Agricola (National Agricultural Library Catalog)
    AGRICOLA "provides U.S. and international coverage of information sources in agriculture, life sciences and related fields. Based on the U.S. National Agriculture Library collection."
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
    Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) "is a comprehensive database on the science, technology, and management of marine, brackishwater, and freshwater environments and resources."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Bar Association
    The Canadian Bar Association represents some 36,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and students across Canada and provides access to a number of publications and resources through its website, some of which are restricted to members only. Its official, bilingual, scholarly journal, The Canadian Bar Review, publishes articles that deal with a wide variety of legal topics of interest to its membership. The Canadian Competition Law Review, formerly the Canadian Competition Review, is a peer-edited journal on competition law and economics in Canada.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • CanLII

    A free online resource open to anyone to use; no username or password required. Excellent source of Canadian case law and legislation.

  • CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature)
    CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 500 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1981, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs - Wiley)
    Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. This database includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews, the The Cochrane Methodology Register, the Health Technology Assessment Database, and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database.
    Access to the Cochrane Library in New Brunswick is through a province-wide license made possible by a partnership between UNB and the eight Regional Hospital Authority libraries.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Earth, Atmospheric, & Aquatic Science Database (ProQuest)
    The Earth, Atmospheric, & Aquatic Science Database is an interdisciplinary resource of quality, curated A&I combined with full-text content from scholarly journals, trade journals, conference proceedings, and other sources. The coverage extends Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA) by providing a sizable element of full-text access along with comprehensive discovery through the extensive abstracts and indexes structured using controlled vocabulary managed by expert editorial teams. For coverage of aquatic science, the collection features the entire range of bibliographic records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA).

    Content Types: Scholarly Journals, Trade Journals, Books, Conference Papers and Proceedings, Government & Official Publications, Magazines, Newspapers, Other Sources, Reports, Tables, Wire Feeds, Working Papers, Video and Audio.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
    EMBASE is a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing international journals in the following fields: drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine, and biomedical engineering/instrumentation.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • HealthStar
    Ovid HealthStar is a subset of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) MEDLINE database. It contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. HealthStar focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. The following topics are included: evaluation of patient outcomes; effectiveness of procedures, programs, products, services and processes; administration and planning of health facilities, services and manpower; health insurance; health policy; health services research; health economics and financial management; laws and regulation; personnel administration; quality assurance; licensure; and accreditation.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • HeinOnline
    HeinOnline is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international law journals, treatises, yearbooks, reports, cases, treaties, and other legal information resources. Organized into collections called “libraries,” all documents are image-based, full-text searchable PDFs. Most of HeinOnline’s libraries are searchable by citation.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • ICLR.3
    ICLR.3 is an online legal research platform that provides access to every case published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales, along with an archive of unreported case law and citator information.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Index to Canadian Legal Literature

    Canada's indispensable bibliography of secondary legal sources, the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL) is a bilingual aid to finding journal articles, monographs, government documents, etc. The journals and texts subset of ICLL is a compilation of citations to articles and other texts indexed in ICLL. Also available in Quicklaw. An excellent index to find articles on legal issues.


  • Index to Canadian Legal Literature (Book Reviews subset)
    NOTE: At the LexisNexis Quicklaw sign-in screen, click on "Register Later".

    Canada's indispensable bibliography of secondary legal sources, the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL) is a bilingual aid to finding journal articles, monographs, government documents, etc. The book reviews subset of ICLL is a compilation of citations to book review articles indexed in ICLL.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Index to Canadian Legal Literature (Journals and Texts subset)
    NOTE: At the LexisNexis Quicklaw sign-in screen, click on "Register Later".

    Canada's indispensable bibliography of secondary legal sources, the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL) is a bilingual aid to finding journal articles, monographs, government documents, etc. The journals and texts subset of ICLL is a compilation of citations to articles and other texts indexed in ICLL.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature
  • Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text
    This database indexes over 1,135 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications. It also indexes approximately 1,400 monographs per year. Full text access to over 325 select periodicals is available as far back as 1994. International coverage includes periodicals from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective
    With approximately 540,000 records, this retrospective database indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand from 1908 to 1981. Annual surveys of the laws of a jurisdiction, annual surveys of the federal courts, yearbooks, annual institutes, and annual reviews of the work in a given field or on a given topic are also covered.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Informa Healthcare Journals
    The site provides access to over 200 journals. The journals offer access beginning in 1997 for most publications and publish peer-reviewed content within clinical medicine, life sciences, and pharmaceutical science. Some titles are accessed via the Taylor & Francis Online site.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • JustisOne
    The resources previously available through Justis and JustCite are now available through JustisOne. JustisOne provides access to all UK statutes dating back to 1235. The full text of legislation, including repealed legislation, is provided as originally enacted with references to amending legislation. Legislation is formatted to resemble the original printed documents, including side notes. UK statutory instruments back to 1671 are also included. UNB's subscription includes access to the full-text of reported and unreported civil and criminal judgments from England and Wales (coverage varies). JustisOne incorporates features from JustCite, a citator service that cross-references case law and legislation from a number of jurisdictions, including Canada.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • LegalTrac
    Provides references to articles in major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international (including English-language and French-language Canadian) legal journals. Also includes references to selected law-related articles from business and general interest publications.
    LegalTrac also provides access to over 100 full-text journals covering the aforementioned fields of study.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Martin's Online Criminal Code
    Searchable by offence, criminal code section, and date, Martin's Online Criminal Code includes all versions of Martin's Annual Criminal Code dating back to 1955. Most cases cited in Martin's are also provided in full text.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Ovid Journals - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Nursing & Health Professions Premier Collection (LWW)
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Nursing & Health Professions Premier Collection through Ovid provides access to almost 100 top nursing journals used by nurses, nursing students and health professionals around the world on a daily basis. With the LWW Nursing & Health Professions Premier Collection, UNB benefits from highly respected nursing information, paired with Ovid’s superior searching capabilities and exclusive linking options.
    13 simultaneous users.
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
    ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source is a collection of core nursing and related publications, this database, designed to meet the needs of researchers at health-care facilities as well as students enrolled in nursing programs at academic institutions. All the source publications are available in the ASCII full-text format. Nearly all of them also offer articles in the full-image and Text+Graphics formats.

    NOTE: In certain instances ProQuest has decided to omit particular 'articles' from full-text access due to copyright restrictions or because the item has not met their criteria for being an 'article' (ie. too short, a letter, not attributed to an author, etc.).
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • PubMed
    PubMed is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's (NLM®) database of biomedical citations and abstracts. It includes MEDLINE, which covers over 4,800 journals published in the United States and more than 70 other countries primarily from 1966 to the present.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • PubMed Central (Open Access)
    PubMed Central "is a digital archive of life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM)."
    Some titles in the collection offer only partial Open Access.
    Unlimited simulataneous users.
  • Quicklaw
    LexisNexis Advance Quicklaw is a Canadian online legal information system that provides full text of Canadian and foreign case law, federal and provincial legislation and regulations, case reports, digests, tribunal decisions, and statutes, as well as secondary materials such as law journals and newsletters.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Supreme Court of Canada Cases

    Online versions of the Supreme Court of Canada cases, as hosted by the University of Montreal.

  • Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide
    Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide, produced by NISC, indexes published literature (journals, monographs, proceedings of conferences and symposia, government reports, grey literature, books, theses, and dissertations) on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Major topic areas include studies of individual species, habitat types, hunting, economics, wildlife behavior, management techniques, diseases, ecotourism, and zoology.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • WorldLII International Legal Scholarship Library