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Acronym Finder

The Acronym Finder is a searchable database of abbreviations, initialisms, and acronyms relating to science, government, business, technology, medicine, telecommunications, slang & pop culture, and the military.


Search the full text of Law Society CPD articles or browse by topic. CPD materials offer practical advice from expert practitioners, especially on new/developing areas of law, cases, or legislation.

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations

This web-based service allows you to search for 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 database covers law reports and law periodicals. Some legislative publications and major textbooks are also included. 

First Nations Gazette

The First Nations Gazette officially launched on June 21, 1997 provides public notice of First Nation laws, by-laws, land codes, and other First Nation legislation, and serves as the authoritative reference for First Nation law in Canada. 

Canadian Parliamenary Historical Resources

This site is a free searchable database of digitized versions of the debates and journals of the Senate and the House of Commons and includes all debates and journals from Parliament 1, Session 1 (1867) until coverage on begins. Debates and Journals for the Senate of Canada are available from the parliamentary website as of February 27, 1996. Debates and Journals for the House of Commons are available from the parliamentary website as of January 17, 1994. 

Irwin Law Canadian Online Legal Dictionary 

The Canadian Online Legal Dictionary is collaborative dictionary comprised, initially, of terms defined in the glossaries of Canadian law books published by Irwin Law. 

Merck Manual

First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists, the Merck Manual is available for free in digital format and provides information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, and news.

practicePro - Practice Aids

This site provides practice aids in a variety of formats, including narrative form, as well as checklists and precedents. The checklists and precedents are available in electronic form which can be downloaded and customized.