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In one FELL SWOOP, search most of the Library resources - book & DVD titles, online full-text journal articles, streaming media, eBooks, and more!!

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Articles, Legislation & Case Law

Article databases allow you to search for articles from many different magazines, newspapers and journals at the same time. 

You will find many of these articles through the SEARCH ME! box; however, if you wish to search article databases separately, here are the ones to get you started!

All online resources listed below are available to JIBC students and faculty.  If you are off-campus please contact the Library for a username and password to access the licensed databases. 

1. Use the at the end of a word to find all endings: 
e.g. LAW* will find LAW, LAWS OR LAWYER

2. Use OR when you're not sure what terms to use: 

3. Use AND for fewer, but more precise, hits.  For best results, use the separate search boxes and the drop-down AND in ADVANCED SEARCH
e.g. First Search Box:  CRIMNAL LAW* AND 
Second Search Box

    Published by the Queen's Printer for British Columbia in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Law Clerk of the Legislative Assembly. BC Laws has been upgraded to provide enhanced searching and more content including historical legislation and related publications such as BC Gazette, full text Orders-in-Council, and Tables of Legislative Changes.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full-Text
    This resource includes bibliographic records and full text covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text’s coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.
  • Canadian Legal Information Institute (CANLII)
    Sponsored by the Federation of Law Societies, this site provides links to legal information (statutes, regulations, courts) for Canada, all 10 provinces and 3 territories. Includes a search engine to links collections
  • Criminal Justice Database Icon
    Indexes 150 journals covering a broad range of criminal justice issues.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts  Icon
  • Quicklaw  Icon
    Covers law and related information from Canada, the United States, and other countries. Includes full-text case law, statutes, regulations, bills, and more. Legislation is updated immediately upon receipt of change.
  • Quickscribe  Icon
    Quickscribe includes full text access to all BC Statutes and Regulations as well as a growing list of key federal legislation including the Criminal Code of Canada, Divorce Act and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to name a few. Legislation found on Quickscribe Online is updated daily.
  • World Legal Information Institute (WORLDLII)
    Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law
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