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Online Databases – Resources Requiring Login (Library card and password)
BC Codes Online – In-library use only at GVPL branches. Includes the BC Building Code, Fire Code, and Plumbing Services. Describes minimum construction requirements for safe buildings in BC. [How To Use]
BC STATS: Library Access Site – In-library use only at GVPL branches. Current statistical information on the state of the BC economy.
Subject Guides – Open Resources (no login required)
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Municipal & Regional Government
Capital Regional District – The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the regional government for the 13 municipalities and three electoral areas that are located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
Capital Regional District Document Library – Links to agenda, bylaws, minutes and reports.
Municipal & Regional Government: Agenda & Minutes
B.C. Government publications online – Electronic versions of the many Government of British Columbia publications.
GALLOP (Government and Legislative Libraries Online Publications) Portal – The GALLOP Portal is intended as a one-stop access point to full-text searchable electronic government documents collected by Legislative libraries in Canada for their jurisdictions.
Government of Canada Publications – Electronic publications from departments of the Government of Canada.
OpenParliament.ca – Great site for keeping track of what’s happening in Canadian Parliament.
United Nations – Information on the UN’s organization, agencies, resolutions and documents
British Columbia Law
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia – Includes Bills, Debates of the Legislative Assembly (Hansard), Votes and Proceedings, etc.
MLA Lookup – Members of the Legislative Assembly.
Canadian Intellectual Property – Copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property legislation and regulations. Includes ‘how to’ guides, on patents, copyrights, trade-marks, and industrial designs. Links to appropriate legislation.
LawCentral Canada – Links to Canadian justice and legal information and services (formerly Access to Justice Network).
Parliament of Canada – Information on Parliament, the House of Commons, the Senate as well as programs. Includes Bills, progress of legislation, and Debates (Hansard).
Canada Gazette – The official newspaper of the Government of Canada. Includes public notices, official appointments, proposed regulations, orders in council, and public act enactment proclamations.
Statutes and Regulations – Federal laws.
Court Services Ministry of the Attorney General – Includes the B.C.Supreme Court Civil Rules, Supreme Court Rules and Forms and links to Small Claims Court and the Provincial Court of B.C.
Supreme Court of Canada – Includes the Act and Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, judgments and information on cases.
Supreme Court of Canada – Judgments – A full-text searchable database of judgments published in the Supreme Court Reports.
B.C. Superior Courts – Includes a Compendium of Law and Judges and an introduction to the laws and courts in B.C.
Canadian Law List – Contact information for lawyers, judges and court officials Canada-wide.
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator – Law firms and lawyers worldwide.
Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) – Canadian legal information including federal and provincial case law.
Clicklaw – Legal information, education and help for British Columbians
Duhaime’s Canadian Legal Information Centre – Canadian and B.C. legal information. Legal dictionary and links to pages on Canadian and international law.
Guide to Legal Research – An overview of Canadian, British and American legal resources and has links to Canadian and International legal websites.
Guide to Legal Services in Victoria – Published by the Together Against Poverty Society.
Legislative Library Of British Columbia – Political science, parliamentary procedure, public administration, and economics related to British Columbia and its history.
People’s Law School – Provides information services and public legal education to the people of BC.
Tenant Survival Guide – A Clicklaw Wikibook intended to give tenants a basic understanding of residential tenancy law in British Columbia and what it means to them.
UBC Law Student’s Advice Manual (LSLAP) – Provides practical information about all aspects of law.
British Columbia Courthouse Library Society – Legal information services to the legal community and the general public in BC.
Guide to Law Online – U.S. Library of Congress’ annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. International in scope.