Business Law in a Global Context

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Business Law in a Global Context research guide.


Welcome to the Business Law in a Global Context research guide. Created with your research needs in mind, the guide aims to facilitate your user-experience while searching in Atrium, the Université de Montréal library catalogue.

To explore the Law library website:

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Reference Desk: 514 343-6111 Ext 3756

Library Hours

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The library hours vary throughout the year due to exams, holidays, and summer hours.

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References Services

Need help identifying and locating relevent legal information and materials? Come visit the Reference Librarians at the Reference desk for guidance :

  • Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reference Desk: 514 343-6111 Ext 3756

How to locate Library Documents

Roy's Classification


AUTHOR Chemerinsky, Erwin
TITLE Consitutional Law: Principles and Policies




Represents the subject matter (Constitutional Law, USA) Unique identifier Date of publication
A: Law, General  H: Criminal Law
 B: Legal Theory  I: Commercial Law
 C: Legal History J: Civil Law 
 D: Public International Law  K: Practice & Procedure
 E: Private International Law  W: Social Sciences
 F: Constitutional Law  X: Political Sciences 
 G: Administrative Law  Y: Economics
Z: Varia 
Geographical subdivision
 A: Canada (federation) G: USA 
 B: Québec  H: Europe
 C: Canadian Provinces  I: Africa
D: Commonwealth (British) J: Asia 
 E:United Kingdom  K: Americas
 F: France  Z: Varia
Source (document type)
 A: Indexes, Encyclopic Digests, Dictionaries E: Periodicals
 B: Legislation  F: Documents from public of private organization
 C: Cases

Z: Varia 

D: Books

For more information, please check our detailed classification.

Off-Campus Access to Resources (Proxy)

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Computer Services Law Library

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Computers and Tablets

  • Public computers:
    • reference area of the library: 20 computers
    • 5th floor's computer lab: 10 computers
  • Laptops and iPads on loan at the circulation desk
  • Faculty of Law Computer Lab:
    • 40 computers available when there is no ongoing training

Printing, Copying and Scanning

  • Public multifunctional printers (room A-4426)
    • 8½ x 11 (letter):
      • black & white: 8¢
      • colour: 30¢
    • 8½ X 14 (legal):
      • black & white: 9¢
      • colour: 50¢
    • Scanning: 5¢
    • Pay online: Login to SIUM Online Account (change language to "Anglais")
    • Double-sided printing by default
    • Scanning available only with email address
    • Any problems? Ask the computer technician.
  • Faculty of Law Computer Lab (room A-4480)
    • Free / included in tuition fees (must bring your own paper)
    • Colour printing not available
    • Scanning not available
    • Any problems? Contact Mr Pierre Lesage (514 343-6111 Ext 2160)

McGill Guide

Often referred to as the McGill Guide or Redbook, this legal citation manual will help you cite legal resources.

Canadian guide to uniform legal citation = Manuel canadien de référence juridique Support papier/ Carswell

Having trouble understanding the McGill Guide? Check out the guides below:

How to use the Redbook Guide Support électronique/ UBC

Legal Citation Guide Support électronique/ Queen's

Business guides from other universities

Peace Palace Library research guides, prepared for researchers and scholars includes international public and private law, municipal and comparative law, international relations, diplomacy, war and peace.

Here are a few suggestions:

International Commercial Arbitration Support électronique

International Commercial Law Support électronique

World Trade Organization Support électronique


A Dictionary of Business and Management Support papier / Oxford University Press

International dictionary of finance Support papier / Economist books (Collection)

Dictionary of Trade Policy Terms Support papier / Cambridge

Dictionary of Commercial, Financial and Legal Terms  Support papier / Translegal

Centre de droit des affaires et du commerce international / International Commerce and Business Law Centre

Preparing your Term Paper

Need help organizing your thoughts and preparing your assignment? Check out the resources below which will help you submit a successful assignment :

Atrium :

Legal Writing and Research Manual Support papier / LexisNexis

The Law Workbook: Developing Skills for Legal Research and Writing Support papier / Emond

Mastering your Business Dissertation: How to Conceive, Research, and Write a Good Business Dissertation Support papier / Routledge

Strategic Legal Writing Support électronique / Cambridge

Recommanded Resources

Canada/USA Legislation and Case Law

CanLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute (Canada only)

CanLII is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. This website provides access to statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw (Canada/USA)

To access Quicklaw, click on the link Lexis Advance Quicklaw located on the righthand side of the Law library website in the section Bases de données juridiques.

To change the language setting, click on English.

Enter your ID and password

Click on "Sign In" to login to the Quicklaw database.

To access foreign and international documents (including USA), another login will be required. Enter ID: international and Password: Quicklaw1, and then tick the box "Remember Me" before clicking on "Sign-in".

WestlawNext Canada (Canada/USA)

WestlawNext Canada includes extensive coverage of American and foreign law.

To access Westlaw, click on the link WestlawNext Canada located on the righthand side of the Law library website in the section Bases de données juridiques.

Enter your "OnePass Username" and "OnePass Password"

Client Id (Required) is used to bill legal clients. You must enter any word or number so that your login will be complete. (ex: 7) 

Helpful research guides: (Canada/USA/International)

Law Library of Congress Support électronique

Need some guidance with your US search?

Consult the U.S. Legislation, Court Cases & Related Information Online guide Support électronique/ Queen's

Access to legal databases

Quick links to databases on the Law library website start page

Legislation/Case Law

To find International Legislation and Case Law :

WestlawNext Canada includes extensive coverage of American and foreign law.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw is a legal database containing comprehensive coverage of Canadian, U.S. and International materials

To access these databases, please refer to the instructions with in the Legislation/Case Law Can/USA tab.  

United Nations

United Nations website provides links to the International Court of Justice, the International Law Comission, the Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea, and other UN documents.

United Nations Treaty Collection

United Nations Treaty Series provides status and text of multilateral treaties deposited with the UN Secretary-General and those formerly deposited with the League of Nations as well as Bilateral and multilateral treaties.


UNILEX contains international case law and bibliography on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts and on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).


RefWorld holds reports and documents relating to refugees.

Helpful research guides:

International Court of Justice Support électronique/ Peace Palace Library

International Court of Justice Support électronique/ United Nations

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Atrium (Library Catalogue)

Université de Montréal library catalogue is called Atrium. The catalogue contains the collections (books, journals, statutes and case reports, etc.) of all libraries on the Université de Montréal campus.


Having difficulty understanding Atrium's catalog records? Use Worldcat, a catalogue containing the collections of libraries, including Atrium and thousands more around the world. Using Worldcat will enable you to:

A) Find relevant library material for your topic while searching in English

B) Find out if your documents are available on campus

C) If the documents are not available in our collection, you will be directed to the nearest library in the area

Legal Abbreviations

A legal abbreviations list is available on the law library website. The call number for case reporters and print journals is located in the third colomn entitled Cote (Call Number).

Could not find the meaning of the legal abbreviation in the law library's legal abbreviation list?

The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations provides the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.

The McGill University Nahum Gelber Law Library legal abbreviation website.

Useful databases and online ressources

HeinOnline includes modules for legal journals, government documents, foreign and international law materials, legal classics, world trials and other legal research collections.

Kluwer Law Online, also referred to as Kluwer International Law Journals, the online database includes 21 Kluwer Law International journals: Air and Space Law, Arbitration International, World Trade and Arbitration Materials, International Journal of Comparative Labour Law & Industrial Relations, European Public Law, European Review of Private Law, and Legal Issues of Economic Integration.

Maestro - Databases directory

Interlibrary Loan Service

Business Law

Doing Business in Canada Support électronique/ PDF

Doing Business in Canada — Your Complete Guide — 加拿大经商法律指南 Support électronique/ PDF in Chinese

Human Rights

International human rights in a nutshell / Support papier West Group

International human rights : text and materials / Support papier Oxford University Press

The Oxford handbook of international human rights law Support papier/ Oxford

Law research guide by Country

Law Library of Congress research guide by country Support électronique

U.S. Congressional Publications Support électronique

International Business Law

Western Legal Systems

Comparative Law: Historical Development of The Civil Law Tradition in Europe, Latin America, and East Asia Support papier/ LexisNexis

Common Law: Introduction to the English and American Legal Systems Support papier/ Dalloz

Looking at Law: Canada's Legal System Support papier/ LexisNexis

Intellectual Property Secured Transactions

Secured transactions in intellectual property : software as collateral Support papier/ LexisNexis Butterworths

Personal property and secured transactions Support papier/ LexisNexis

Secured transactions in personal property : cases, text, and materials Support papier/ Emond Montgomery

Common Law vs Civil Law

Common law : introduction to the English and American legal systems Support papier/

Elements of Quebec Civil Law: A Comparison with the Common Law of Canada Support papier/

Looking at Law: Canada's Legal System Support papier/ LexisNexis

International Financial Law

Legal Practice in Canada

The legal system of a Common law country : the British legal system, the American legal system, constitutionally protected rights of the USA Support papier/ Dalloz

Looking at Law: Canada's Legal System Support papier/ LexisNexis

Common Law: Introduction to the English and American Legal Systems Support papier/ Dalloz

International Commercial Dispute Resolution

International commercial arbitration and conciliation in UNCITRAL model law jurisdictions Support papier/ Sweet & Maxwell, Thomson Reuters

Transnational litigation and commercial arbitration : an analysis of American, European, and international law Support papier/ DJØF Publishing

International Commercial Arbitration : Different Forms and their Features Support électronique/ Cambridge

International Economic Law

Intellectual and Industrial Property

International Economic Crime

Handbook of transnational crime and justice Support papier/ Sage Publications

Corporate crime and accountability in Canada : from prosecutions to corporate social responsibility Support papier/ LexisNexis

Criminal offences and defences Support papier/ LexisNexis

International Contracts Law

International contracting : law and practice / Support papier

International commercial agreements and electronic commerce / Support papier Kluwer Law International

The legal environment of business and online commerce : business ethics, e-commerce, regulatory, and international issues / Support papier

Commercial Litigation

International jurisdiction and commercial litigation : uniform rules for contract disputes Support papier / Cambridge University Press

International commercial litigation : text, cases, and materials on private international law Support électronique / Cambridge University Press

Commercial litigation : pre-emptive remedies Support papier/ Sweet & Maxwell

International Mining Law

Contracts Confidential: Ending Secret Deals in the Extractive Industries Support électronique/ Revenue Watch Institute

How to Understand Mining Contracts Support électronique/ Revenue Watch Institute

Enforcing the Rules Support électronique/ Revenue Watch Institute

Legal Research

The practical guide to Canadian legal research Support papier/ Carswell

Legal research and writing Support électronique/ Irwin Law

The comprehensive guide to legal research, writing & analysis Support papier/ Emond Montgomery

Legal Drafting - including commercial agreements

Canadian and Québec Contract Law

Québec Contract Law Support papier / Wilson & Lafleur

Contrats (contract law)

Common Law Guide Support électronique