WestlawNext Canada


Provides access to a number of Canadian and international law resources.

Includes the Canadian Abridgement and Canadian Encyclopedic Digest; cases (reported and unreported), commentary, legislations, journal articles covering the areas of general law, family law and criminal law.

Carleton now also subscribes to Westlaw International, CriminalSource, FamilySource, LabourSource and LawSource.  We do not subscribe to other parts of this database, including the McGill Guide.



Access Notes

Important Details: 

Operating Systems requirements: Windows 7, Vista or later; 1024x768 or higher resolution screen recommended. Minimum browser requirements - Windows: Internet Explorer 9.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 2.0, or Google Chrome. For Macintosh users: the latest releases of Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. If you are using MAC OS X – a minimum of IE 8 is recommended.

Cookies must be enabled the first time WestlawNext Canada is used on any computer or an error message will be displayed. 

Firefox users may need to exit and connect again.

Consult WestlawNext Canada's Technical Support for product support.

Authorized Users: 

Carleton students, faculty and staff
Content last reviewed: September 10, 2020