Searching for something and not finding any answers is unfortunate, but finding too many answers can be just as frustrating.
Most of us are familiar with performing simple searches. If you need to know something, you can just open up your favorite search engine and ask it a question. If your search results come back with thousands or hundreds of thousands of results, chances are you’ll just look at the first few hits. If you’re desperate, you go to the second page. Part of the library’s work is finding ways to perform better, more efficient searches.
Luckily there are a couple of options to help narrow those results down and make them more relevant. One way is to include Boolean Operators to create a search string that limits the search in a very specific way. But what if your search string is too long and confusing, or you don’t how how to create one? Another option is to limit those results after the search. HeinOnline has made that even easier with new Enhanced Faceting.
Facets are a really helpful way to improve a search that gives too many results. Instead of starting with a complicated search, you can limit the search results afterwards to make the list smaller. This method is important because it helps you find what you need more accurately by customizing your search. It also saves time by avoiding the need to go through a lot of irrelevant or unnecessary results. After your search, you can select filters in various categories to focus on relevant aspects, or weed out unnecessary results.
The nice thing about the HeinOnline version is that it is done in real-time so you can see how the results will be filtered.
Try it yourself next time your searching in HeinOnline. If you ever need help finding something, or would like assistance in learning how to use this, or other databases, contact us at Library@Lawsociety.mb.ca.
The newest issues of popular legal journals, as well as new journal titles, are now out and available. Law Society Members can access HeinOnline journals through the Member’s Portal or request pdf copies of our other digital journals by contacting the library. See below for more details.
New Journals Added to HeinOnline (click to expand)
Not only does HeinOnline have a large collection of legal journals, but we are also subscribed to the Canadian Core package of HeinOnline which includes Federal and Provincial Annual and Revised Statutes going back to 1868 and 1871 respectively, as well as English Reports, Legal Classics, Legal Dictionaries, and more. Take a look at HeinOnline if you haven’t before to explore what else this resource has to offer.
Other Digital Journals
We are also able to provide pdf copies of journal articles found on Westlaw and Quicklaw for Law Society Members. Email us at email@example.com for a copy of any of the following articles or, if you are looking for information on a specific issue, let us know and we can look for relevant articles and commentary. Click on the journal title for the current issue’s content.
Canadian Family Law Quarterly
Parenting Coordination as a Judicial Tool: Achieving Access to Justice for Children 41 C.F.L.Q. 391 Joanna Radbord; Rachel Birnbaum
Rich Parents, Poor Kids — Unwrapping Parental Gifts: A Review of the Case Law Regarding Gifts/Loans and their Impact on Property and Support 41 C.F.L.Q. 261 Stephen Codas; Sarah Strathopolous; Scot D.E. Menzies; Jessica A. MacDonald
Child Support for Adult Children 41 C.F.L.Q. 315 Maxine M. Kerr
Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice
The Tribunal Design Issue–An Overview or How to Fix My A2J Problem 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 1 Paul Aterman
Five Steps to User-Centred Tribunal Design 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 5 Emily Farrimond, Paul Aterman
Active-Sensemaking: How Do I Find Out What Users and Stakeholders Really Think about My Tribunal’s Services? 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 19 Emily C. Drown
Future Directions in Standard of Review in Canadian Administrative Law: Substantive Review and Procedural Fairness 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 69 Paul Daly
How Do I Implement Proportionate Adjudicative Systems to Manage and Resolve Cases? 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 39 Michelle A. Alton
Fostering and Measuring Adjudicative Quality in Tribunals 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 57 Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Canadian Journal of Law and Technology
Cryptocurrencies and Climate Change: A Net-Zero Paradox 20 Can. J. L. & Tech. 129 Jason MacLean
Crowdsourcing Justice 20 Can. J. L. & Tech. 153 Matthew Dylag
Regulating Uncertain States: A Risk-Based Policy Agenda for Quantum Technologies 20 Can. J. L. & Tech. 179 Tina Dekker, Florian Martin-Bariteau
Reframing Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence at the Intersections of Law & Society 19 Can. J. L. & Tech. 209 Jane Bailey, Carys Craig, Suzie Dunn, Sonia Lawrence
From Cartier to Codification: Website-Blocking Injunctions and Third-Party Internet Service Provider Respondents 20 Can. J. L. & Tech. 225 Dan Mackwood
Comment: The United Nations and Robot Rights 20 Can. J. L. & Tech. 257 Heather Alexander
Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law
Parliamentary Scrutiny and Judicial Review of Executive Legislation–Is It Working in Canada? 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 191 John Mark Keyes
The Testing of Democratic Resolve 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 1 Gregory Tardi, DJur
Including Emerging Litigation Comprenant les Litiges en Voie de Développement17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 233 Gregory Tardi
Disruption and Routine: Choosing a Speaker in the United States Compared to Canada 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 7 Robert W. Speel , Gregory J. Inwood
Federalism Review in Parliament: Scrutiny Mechanisms Described 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 139 Charlie Feldman
The Dialogue within: Deference and Self-Assertion in the Supreme Court of Canada in the Charter Era 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 85 Professor Thomas M.J. Bateman
We Need More Social Accountability Regarding Voting; a Call to Arms for Electoral Participation 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 187 Gabriel Chemla , Natalia Tovilla-Bátiz
The Kiribati Constitutional Crisis Escalates: Rule of Law and Judicial Independence at Risk 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 227 Gavin Murphy
The Ever-Expanding House of Commons and the Decennial Debate over Representation by Population 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 101 J.W.J. Bowden
Upholding Refugee Rights in Times of Crisis: Canada’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Crisis in Afghanistan & the War in Ukraine 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 11 Arghavan Gerami , Raoul David Wieland
Trudeau’s Eleven: The SNC-Lavalin Affair as a Demonstration of Techniques and Approaches of Behind the Scenes Political Persuasion 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 41 Professor John Soroski
Service Centres, Doing a Disservice: Bill 40 and the Precarity of English-Language Education Rights in Quebec 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 157 Anthony Portulese
Review of: Enemies of the People?: How Judges Shape Society by Joshua Rozenberg (Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2020) 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 265 Gregory TardiReview of: Constitutional Pariah: Reference Re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament by Emmett Macfarlane (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2021) 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 255 Aniz Alani
Review of: Illiberal Constitutionalism in Poland and Hungary the Deterioration of Democracy, Misuse of Human Rights and Abuse of the Rule of Law by Professor Timea Drinoczi and Professor Agnieszka Bien-Kacala (London: Routledge Publishers, 2021) 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 261 Gavin Murphy
University of Toronto Law Journal
The Reinvention of Canadian Tort Law, 1945-95: Jordan House as Case Study 73 U. Toronto L.J. 133 Rande Kostal, Erika Chamberlain
Rethinking the Division of Tax Room and Revenue in Fiscal Federalism l 73 U. Toronto L.J. 174 Rory Gillis
Frontiers of Legality: Understanding the Public Policy Exception in Choice of Law l 73 U. Toronto L.J. 216 Joanna Langille
Martin Loughlin, Against Constitutionalism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2022) l 73 U. Toronto L.J. 255 Roberto Gargarella, Senior Researcher, National Research Center (CONICET), Argentina
New articles from the following journals are now available for Law Society members upon request. For a pdf copy of these or other legal journal articles email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian Criminal Law Review
“Scraping In Cyberspace: Police Entrapment In The Virtual World” Mathew Zaia 26 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 203
Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. vol. 35
“Philosophy of Law as an Integral Part of Philosophy: Essays on the Jurisprudence of Gerald J. Postema, Edited by Thomas Bustamante and Thiago Lopes Decat.” Richard Bronaugh. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 559.
“Legal Realism and ‘Working’ Rules.” David Frydrych. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 321.
“Exploring the Notion of Necessity in Essentialist Legal Theory.” Ziyu Liu. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 427.
“Justice in Transactions, Peter Benson.” Jennifer Nadler. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 565.
“Corporate Law and Governance Pluralism.” Leon Anidjar. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 283.
“Don’t Feel Threatened by Law.” Lucas Miotto. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 487.
“Express Trusts, Private Law Theory, and Legal Concepts.” Duncan Sheehan. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 511.
“Unilateral Acquisition and the Requirements of Freedom: A Kantian Account of the Judicial Exceptions to Patent Protection.” Ian McMillan. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 459.
“Virtual Spaces, Real Problem: the Conundrum of Privacy in Undercover Communications.” 70 C.L.Q. 365. Jeanette Gevikoglu.
McGill Journal of Law and Health. vol. 14.
“A Reflection on the Duty to Warn after Letourneau v JTI-MacDonald: A Future for Obesity Litigation in Canada?” Jacob J. Shelley. 14 McGill J.L. & Health 89.
Saskatchewan Law Review
“The Judgments of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, 2019 and 2020” Michelle Biddulph , William Lane 85 Sask. L. Rev. 1
“Unresolved Issues after Vavilov” Paul Daly 85 Sask. L. Rev. 89
“Juries Today” Justice Sheilah Martin 85 Sask. L. Rev. 119
“Law and Neurodiversity: Youth with Autism and the Juvenile Justice Systems in Canada and the United States by Dana Lee Baker, Laurie A. Drapela & Whitney Littlefield. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020. 246 Pp., $32.95 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 143 Barbara Baker
“Human Rights after Corporate Personhood: An Uneasy Merger? Edited by Jody Greene & Sharif Youssef. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. 344 Pp., $84.00 Hc.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 145 Tim Haggstrom
“Sex Industry Slavery: Protecting Canada’s Youth by Robert Chrismas. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. 296 Pp., $42.95 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 148 Drew Ikert
“Is Two-Tier Health Care the Future? Edited by Colleen M. Flood & Bryan Thomas. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2020. 348 Pp., $39.95 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 151 Sophia Lagimodiere
“Online Courts and the Future of Justice by Richard Susskind, Revised Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. 400 Pp., $12.95 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 153 Liam McDonald
“Debating Rights Inflation in Canada: A Sociology of Human Rights by Dominique Clément. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2018. 174 Pp., $19.99 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 156 Megan Ripplinger
“The Death of a Butterfly: Mental Health Court Diaries by Richard D. Schneider. Toronto: Delve Books, 2019. 252 Pp., $29.95 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 159 Caroline Seshadri “An Introduction to University Governance by Cheryl Foy. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2021. 236 Pp., $40.00 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 161 Éric Turcotte
HeinOnline has added new journal titles to their flagship journal database, the Law Journal Library. We’ve evaluated these new titles and are highlighting the ones we think you’ll be most interested in. All of these journals are available to our members on HeinOnline behind the Law Society Member Portal.
The official journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Its mandate is to promote communication and cooperation within the legal community, and covers UK, European, Foreign, International and Comparative Law. This includes Canadian coverage, for example:
Corporate Liability for Breaches of Fundamental Human Rights in Canadian Law: Nevsun Resources Limited v Araya Amicus CURIAE 505 (2020) Peter Muchlinski
Criminal Justice Studies
A quarterly journal that publishes theoretical, empirical and interpretive studies of crime and criminal justice. The journal focuses on critical assessments of criminal justice policy and practices, with an emphasis on social science methodologies. Published in the US with an international scope, the journal includes Canadian content, for example:
Correctional Outcomes of Offenders with Mental Disorders 27 CRIM. Just. Stud. 63 (2014) Lynn A. Stewart & Geoff Wilton
Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees
A Canadian non-profit, open-access journal that publishes articles from academics, policy-makers, and practitioners in the field of forced migration. The journal offers a mix of social science and legal articles, for example:
Not Just the Luck of the Draw? Exploring Competency of Counsel and Other Qualitative Factors in Federal Court Refugee Leave Determinations (2005-2010) 37 REFUGE 61 (2021) Jamie Liew , Pia Zambelli, Pierre-Andre Theriault & Maureen Silcoff
Research in Law and Economics
This journal covers the intersection of law and economics, providing a mix of legal analysis, policy research, and social science articles. Although largely American in scope, there is some Canadian coverage as well, including:
An Economic Justification for a Private Standard in Merger Policy: The Merger of Superior Propane and ICG Propane 21 Rsch. in L. & ECON. 409 (2004) Richard O. Zerbe Jr. & Sunny Knott
A social science journal in the spirit of Alexis de Tocqueville, with an emphasis on the comparative study of social change. American and French in scope, with articles in English and French. The journal does offer some Canadian coverage with a legal focus, for example:
Research Ethics as Social Policy: Some Lessons from Experiences in Canada and the United States 24 Tocqueville Rev. 61 (2003) Michael McDonald & Eric M. Meslin
As a student librarian doing a co-op at the Great Library, one of the first things I learned was locating point-in-time legislation. “Backdating” is the act of tracing the history of an act through its previous versions. In the short time I’ve been at the Great Library, I’ve had several questions about locating historical point-in-time legislation, especially for Manitoba statutes.
I thought I would conduct a quick refresher on how to access these documents using the HeinOnline database behind the Law Society Member Portal.
Let’s say for example you were interested in tracing back the Cemeteries Act to find out what the Act looked like in 1980.
Federal statutes were revised in 1886, 1906, 1927, 1952, 1970, and 1985
Manitoba statutes were revised 1892, 1902, 1913, 1924 (consolidated amendments), 1940, 1954, 1970, and Re-enacted: 1987-1990
In our example, the closest revision year was 1970. The Cemeteries Act in 1980 will include the 1970 version plus any amendments made up until 1980.
Next, look up the amendments and the 1970 version of the Act. We’ll do this by navigating to the LSM Member Portal and accessing HeinOnline.
Although the year we are interested in is 1980, it’s a good idea to go one year past the year you’re looking for. This way you catch amendments that were made in 1980, but weren’t published until 1981. Select the link for 1980-1981.
Scroll down the left-side menu to click on “List of Statutes in Continuing Consolidation”. Acts are listed alphabetically, and under the Cemeteries Act, we can see the 1970 Revised Statutes of Manitoba version and its chapter, as well as a list of amendments up until 1980, including chapter and section:
The next step is to put all of the amendments into context within the 1970 Act, and then we’ll have a picture of how the Cemeteries Act was comprised in 1980.
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