BestCase Training Sessions
(Part of the Law – Commercial Databases Training Sessions)

BestCase is a web-based research service that contains reports such as Canadian Criminal Cases, Dominion Law Reports, Labour Arbitration Cases, as well as a collection of unreported decisions dating back to 1977. It also includes Canada Law Book’s case summary services, such as the All-Canada Weekly Summaries and the Weekly Criminal Bulletin, as well as a note-up citator feature

This session is useful for criminal, labour/employment and civil litigation practice areas.

NOTE: Two 30 minute long distance call phone cards will be raffled off after each training session. Only those present in the room will get a chance to win.

• Registration is required – please click on the appropriate link below to sign up
• Location: Faculty of Law Computer Lab (basement of the Law Library)
• Contact Elim Wong, Reference Librarian in the Law Library if you require passwords or have any questions.

• For all current UBC Law Students and Faculty
• Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Click here.
• Thursday, March 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Click here.

The Law Library has cancelled its print updating services for both the Environment Reporter and International Environment Reporter published by BNA.  The content of these reporters is available via three databases, accessible from the Law Library homepage under Commercial Databases.

Environment & Safety Library
Analysis, news, statutes and regulations, primary source documents, and compliance tools to provide environmental and safety information at the international, federal, and state levels. Includes:

  • International Agreements, Treaties & Organizations | International Agreements Index
  • Overview of Country Laws, Regulations & Operations
  • Environment & Safety Indexes

International Environment Reporter
Environmental news, laws, regulations, and policies in all major industrialized and developing nations, as well as international governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Environment Reporter
Current information on rapidly changing developments in courts, Congress, federal agencies, state legislatures, industry, and environmental organizations.

Tax Suite Premium

UBC Library now has access to Tax Suite Premium from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). The Tax Suite Suite package includes these 4 online products:
– FITACPTM (Federal Income Tax Collection – Platinum)
– EARL (GST/HST & Excise Tax Collection)
– PERL (Provincial Taxes Collection)
– Knotia News (Income Tax/GST/PST daily updates).

Tax Suite Premium offers collection of Canadian tax research materials with commentary from Ernst & Young. Includes full coverage of federal income tax, GST/HST & excise, & provincial taxes PLUS a daily tax email news service.

Chartered Accountants of Canada (CICA) is pleased to provide students and professors with complimentary access to online tax research databases. Visit CICA’s Knotia Store website for more information on its Canadian tax reference materials [].

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