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Law, Collective Bargaining Guide

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If you already know the journal title, year, volume number and page number for an article, you may be able to access it electronically by searching for the journal's title in the UNB e-journals database. If we have the journal electronically or in print, it will be listed. You can also look up the journal title in UNB WorldCat.

Keep in mind that it can be best to start with an index rather than a full-text journal search. A few key indexes in law are listed below.

Key Resources

There are other indexes available in print and electronically, as well as more full-text journal databases. See a librarian for assistance. For more resources, please visit the Law Library website.

Reference Sources

Reference Sources

There are two main legal encyclopedias in law: the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (CED) and Halsbury's Laws of Canada (Halsbury's). Both are available in print in the Law Library in the reference section on the first floor.

Electronically, CED is available in WestlawNext Canada, while Halsbury's is available in Quicklaw and Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Please note that only UNB Law students and faculty have access to Lexis Advance Quicklaw and WestlawNext Canada.


Canadian Encyclopedic Digest

In print, the CED has the following titles available:

  • Vol. 35: Labour Law
  • Vol. 36: Labour Law

Electronically, the CED has the following titles available:

  • Labour Law – Federal
  • Labour Law – Alberta
  • Labour Law – British Columbia
  • Labour Law – Manitoba
  • Labour Law – Ontario
  • Labour Law – Saskatchewan

Please make sure you check the currency of these titles in WestlawNext Canada, as some of the CED titles can be years out of date.


Halsbury's Laws of Canada

Both in print and electronically, there is a Labour (2016 Reissue) title available. The title code for the volumes is HLA.

Please check the currency of these titles. This resource provides information from each province in Canada, as well as federally. This title includes infomation on collective bargaining.

Find Books

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Books| eBooks | Government Documents


To search for books at UNB Libraries, use UNB WorldCat, the library's catalogue. UNB WorldCat contains records of materials held at the Harriet Irving, Science and Forestry, Engineering, and Law libraries, as well as the Hans W. Klohn Library at UNB-Saint John.

In UNB WorldCat, items shown as LAW-RESERVE may be requested at the Law Library's circulation desk on the first floor. Items shown as LAW-STACKS are on the Law Library's second floor, arranged by call number.

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If you would like to browse the shelves, the call numbers below house texts on collective bargaining:

  • KF 3389 – 3435

The following call number ranges contain books on labour law:

  • HD 7300 – 8847
  • KF 3301 – 3450
  • K1702 – 1841 (international law)


The following looseleaf texts are in our reserve collection. Bring a book's call number to the circulation desk to check it out for three hours.

  • Canadian Labour Arbitration, 4th ed / Donald JM Brown and David M Beatty.  LAWRESERVE: KF 3424 .B7 2006. Note: This title is also available through LabourSource in WestlawNext Canada (law students only).
  • Canadian Labour Law, 2nd ed / GW Adams. LAWRESERVE: KF 3319 .A74 1993. Note: This title is also available through LabourSource in WestlawNext Canada (law students only).
  •  Collective Agreement Arbitration in Canada, 5th ed. / Ronald M Snyder. LAWRESERVE: KF 3424 .P34 2013.


The following books are available in the stacks. Please use UNB WorldCat to find more materials.


Also look at labour law texts. You can search the catalogue, or view the books in our Labour Law Subject Guide.


You can also access a large number of eBooks on law-related subjects through UNB WorldCat. Below are a few databases that have law texts.

  • MyiLibrary
  • eBrary
  • HeinOnline (has some older legal classics)
  • LLMC (has some older legal classics)
  • Quicklaw (has some current texts; open to all UNB and STU students and faculty, but UNB Law students and facutly must sign in with their username and password to access the full Quicklaw package)
  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw (has some current texts; only available to UNB Law students and faculty)
  • WestlawNext Canada (has some current texts; only availble to UNB Law students and faculty)

Government Documents

Government departments and agencies publish a great deal of important law-related information. The Law Library's collection of printed government documents is located on the library's third floor. Use UNB WorldCat to search, or ask a library staff member for help. 

The Harriet Irving Library also has government documents, which can be located through UNB WorldCat.

For government documents that are available online, try using UNB Libraries' Google Custom Search.

Find Websites & Blogs


The following websites may be helpful for your research:


Blogs and News

There are many blogs maintained by lawyers and law firms, and you can find many of them at The following are a few blogs that might be helpful for collective bargaining research:

  • Perry Work Report
    Available from Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto. The last six months are only available for purchase, but issues from six months and earlier are free to all.
  • Law of Work (formerly Doorey's Workplace Law Blog)
    Created by a professor at York University, this blog deals with labour and employment law issues in Canada and around the world.

Cases and Legislation

Cases & Legislation

Key Resources

The following databases and websites provide access to federal and provincial cases and legislation.






Cases and Decisions

Along with searching the databases mentioned below, one can use other products to find case law:

  • Canadian Abridgment Digests
    A digest service that indexes cases by subject. This is an extremely useful resource. There are Labour and Employment Law volumes in print (vols 62-75) and electronically in WestlawNext Canada (UNB Law students and faculty only). There is no separate collective bargaining title.
  • LexisNexis Labour Law Netletter
    A monthly current awareness service that provides short summaries of significant new Canadian decisions on labour law that have been added to Quicklaw. It is available electronically through Quicklaw (available to all UNB and STU students and faculty) and Lexis Advance Quicklaw (UNB Law students and faculty only). There is no separate collective bargaining title.

      Other labour reporters are available in stacks 252-256.

      Citing Your Sources

      Citing Your Sources

      Accurate, properly formatted footnotes, reading lists, and bibliographies are hallmarks of good academic research. Through citing, you acknowledge the source of any ideas you mention in your writing, document your research, and provide the information your readers need to track down your sources. Numerous citation styles exist.

      The citation style used by lawyers and law students for Canadian legal materials is:

      There is no online version of this guide at the present time; however, the University of British Columbia Law Library has put together a legal citations subject guide, which is available freely on the internet.

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