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The Canadian Abridgment

The Canadian Abridgment is a comprehensive Canadian legal research resource. Support for the Abridgment exists in many forms to help you make the most out of your legal research:

Highlights new developments and provides research tips for users of The Canadian Abridgment.

Shelving Diagram
View the Shelving Diagram - May 2021 (PDF)

User Guides
Understand the components and research functions of The Canadian Abridgment.
The Quick Reference Guide to the Abridgment and Related Products (PDF) provides a quick overview of the print research process. For each research task, the Quick Reference Guide describes the appropriate print product and provides a flow chart illustration of the steps involved in a complete search.

View the Quick Reference Guide:
      English (PDF)
      French (PDF)

View other guides
     Canadian Case Citations User's Guide
     Canadian Statute Citations User's Guide
     Regulations Judicially Considered User's Guide
     Rules Judicially Considered User's Guide

Abridgment citation abbreviations list
View the Abridgment citation abbreviations list (PDF)

A Short Guide to The Canadian Abridgment in Print and on WestlawNext Canada
The Short Guide to the Canadian Abridgment and Related Products is a research guide to all current components of the Canadian Abridgment. This latest edition of the Guide for the first time demonstrates how to use the components of the Abridgment both in print and online in WestlawNext® Canada.

View the Short Guide:
    English (PDF, 15MB)
    French (PDF, 20MB)

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