The British Columbia Digital
Digital Library Collections By Subject:
Includes philosophical treatises on politics, government and legal
systems, as well as full-text statutes and by-laws.
See also Literature: General Works text language name (for example, American Texts)
and Social Sciences.
of Union Virtual Library. Belfast: Library and Informatervices Council (Northern Ireland).
Hosted by the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis, School of Sociology and Social
Policy, Queen's University of Belfast, this collection consists of digital facsimiles
of pamphlets, parliamentary papers, and statutes relating to the 1801 Act of Union between Britain
and Ireland. Full-text searches or bibliographic searches are possible, or you
can browse through the collection by original format. Date accessed: 2003-03-10.
Date added: 2003-03-10.
- The Avalon
Project at the Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
(Yale University). View documents in HTML by time period, author, title,
subject, or major collection ranging from the earliest civilizations to the
present day. Among the major collections is one devoted to British-American
diplomacy which includes treaties that defined British Columbia. Site includes
a search engine to the doucments.
- Bibliothèque numérique.
Paris, France: Bibliothèque Cujas, Universités Paris. Digital facsimile
collection stored as Adobe Acrobat PDF page images of French legal history
sources. Date accessed: 2004-08-28. Date added: 2004-08-28.
(British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service).
Southampton, UK: University of Southampton et al. This site contains a bibliographical
database of British government publications from 1688 to1995, with selected
full-text digital facsimiles (1688-1800 only) viewable as TIFF or GIF images.
The bibliographic data  can be browsed by broad subject categories,
by Library of Congress subject headings, or by date ranges. The search utility
includes an optional interface to query just the full-text documents.    Date
accessed: 2003-03-10. Date added: 2003-03-10.
- British Columbia Reports. Vancouver, BC: UBC Library and British Columbia Courthouse Library Society, 2006. Summary: " The British Columbia Reports is a law report series that
was first published in 1884 by the Law Society of British Columbia, with
judgments dating back to 1867. The series ceased publication in 1948.
This collection includes the full text of all decisions published in the
series. ... Also published during this period was the Digest of British Columbia Case Law, a three-volume series of summaries of cases from the Reports, as well as from publications of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the United Kingdom." The publication is full-text searchable or browsable and each volume is presented as a PDF file. Date accessed: 2006-01-27. Date added: 2006-01-27.
v. Board of Education Digital Archive. Ann Arbor, MI: University of
Michigan Library, 2003-. Virtual exhibit with an emphasis on full-text resources
documenting the " 50th anniversary of the landmark court decision known
as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)." Date
accessed: 2004-03-06. Date added: 2004-03-06.
- CanLII (Canadian Legal
Information Insitute hosted by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada).
Searchable/browsable collection of full-text legal information (laws,
regulations and court cases) from across Canada.
Rights in Mississippi Digital Archives. Hattiesburg, MS: Special Collections
Digital Program, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries. Multimedia archive
with digitized content integrated into finding aids. Date accessed: 2004-01-12.
Date added: 2004-01-12.
- Crowsnest Pass
Railway Legislation Authorizing Construction and Land Grants (The
Crowsnest Pass Railway Route, Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, Cranbrook,
BC). Electronic versions in HTML format of federal and provincial statutes
governing the Crowsnest Pass (BC-Alberta border) line of the Canadian Pacific
RechtsWörterbuch (DRW). Hosted by the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
An online  German legal dictionary, which includes searchable, digitized
texts. Date accessed: 2004-08-27. Date added: 2004-08-27.
- Electronic Law Library (Legal
Resource Centre, Legal Services Society, Vancouver, BC hosted by Library
Services Branch, BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs). Links to full-text
electronic versions of federal and provincial statutes, and municipal bylaws,
along with interpretative texts.
- EPPI: Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland, 1801-1922.
Southampton, UK: University of Southampton. Launched on February 19, 2003
and making use of the Ford Collection of Official Publications, " Phase 1 of the EPPI project. ...
features a comprehensive
searchable database of Parliamentary Papers relating to Ireland 1801-1922, with
bibliographic information, Library of Congress subject descriptors and, for a
significant selection of items, abstracts of contents. Phase 2, the full text digitisation of the records
identified in Phase 1, will be complete by 2005." Date accessed: 2003-03-10.
Date added: 2003-03-10
- Exlaw.com Digital
Library. Full-text publications in HTML format of basic writings on British
Common Law and other legal systems. The library also includes digital
facsimiles (images) of some of these documents, most of which are key to the
United States legal system. Site reported inaccessible: 2003-05-26.
Link removed: 2003-07-13.
- The Founders'
Constitution (Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner Web edition by
the University of Chicago Press and the Liberty Fund). Originally published as
a five-volume book in 1986, this is an encyclopedic compilation of important
manuscript items and published materials, chiefly of the 17th and 18th
centuries, which influenced the writers of the United States Declaration of
Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights and its amendments.
Access is through a table of contents, hyperlinked indexes or a site-search
engine. All foreign language works are in English translation. For anyone
seeking to understand the philosophical underpinnings of the United States
legal system from source documents, there is no better tool.
- Indian Affairs:
Laws and Treaties (Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler Web
edition by the Oklahoma State University Library Digitization Center).
Searchable/browsable digital facsimile of the first three of seven volumes
originally published beginning in 1904 by the United States Government Printing
Treaties: Selected Treaties from the National Archives of Canada Record
Group 10 (RG 10), Records relating to Indian Affairs (National Archvies of
Canada and Canada's Digital Collections). Digital facsimiles of various
treaties with Canadian First Nations executed between 1795 and 1908.
Legal Room (Victoria Telecommunity Network, BC). Subject guide to
electronic versions of Canadian and British Columbia statutes and other
Internet/Web full-text resources on the law and law enforcement.
- Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics.
Austin, TX: Constitution Society. Electronic editions in multiple formats
of works dating back to the Code of Hammurabi which support the development
and rule of constitutional law. Date accessed: 2002-05-16. Date added: 2002-05-16.
- Max-Planck-Institut für europäische
Rechtsgeschichte (Max Planck Institute for European Legal History), Digitale
Bibliothek. Contains three digital collections for the study of European
legal history:   19th century legal sources from German, Austrian and
Swiss materials, academic dissertations on legal subjects from the 16th
to the 18th centuries, and 19th century legal publications. Date accessed:
2004-08-27. Date added: 2004-08-27.
Archives et documents napoléoniens. Fondation Napoleon. Collection of digitized texts and pictorial
material issued during the Napoleonic era. Includes legal texts. Date accessed:
2004-09-07. Date added: 2004-09-07.
Aboriginal Documents Database. Ohsweken, Ontario: Six Nations Geo Systems. Contains a range
of full-text documents relating to Canadian Aboriginal land claims issues.
The documents can be browsed by category or searched by keyword. Date accessed:
2004-01-24. Date added: 2004-01-24.
- Preußische Rechtsquellen
Digital.Berlin, Germany: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Digital facsimiles of Prussian
laws published between the 1700s and 1800s. Date accessed: 2004-08-27. Date
Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London, 1674  to  1834. Variant
title: The Old Bailey Proceedings Online Project. " A fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts
detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of
over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court."
The full collection of online texts will not be available until at least
June 2004. The site includes extensive background resources, including information
for teachers, on the Old Bailey and the British criminal court system. Date
accessed: 2003-03-10. Date added: 2003-03-10.
- Rechtslinks: Juristische Texte im
Internet. Frankfurt, Germany: Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main.
Collection of full-text and other legal information resources assembled
by the City and University Library of Frankfurt. Date accessed: 2004-03-06.
Date added: 2004-03-06.
- Treaty 8
(National Archives of Canada Virtual Exhibit). The " About Treaty 8" section
includes a digital facsimile and transcript of this treaty between Canadian
First Nations residing in Alberta and British Columbia.
Compiled by David
Mattison, Victoria Telecommunity
Network, BC. Copyright © 2000-2011 by the
BC Community Network Association. This
site may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without the
consent of the BCCNA.