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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:
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User Guides

New editions of two reference guides have been added to aid in understanding the components and research functions of The Canadian Abridgment. 

The Short Guide to the Canadian Abridgment and Related Products (PDF) 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. 

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.

The Quick Reference Guide is also available in French.

The Canadian Abridgment Second and Third Edition Concordance


The Concordance illustrates the relationship between the affected Second Edition volumes and the new Third Edition volumes. 

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A toll-free helpline to connect users of The Canadian Abridgment connect with experienced legal researchers.

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