Learn to use digital research tools

Our videos are tailored for practitioners. Watch them and learn how to use subscription databases available at the Courthouse Libraries.

Let a five minute video or a PDF cheat sheet save you hours of research time!

CanLII Tips and Tricks

  • Download our custom PDFs to get the most our of your time while searching CanLII.

CLE Document Builder

  • These two videos show you how easy it is to create Family Law and Wills & Estates documents using CLE's Document Builder.

DITA Reader app

  • Instructions to help set up the DITA Reader app on your mobile device for access to DesLibris titles.

Finding precedents

This four-part series shows you how to:

  • find forms and precedents and commentary using CLE Online
  • find forms and precedents using Courthouse Libraries BC's library catalogue 
  • find forms and precedents using O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms


  • Learn how to use HeinOnline to access journal articles from publications like the Advocate, and find old English case law 


  • Learn how to find relevant sections of an Act, proposed amendments, and point-in-time comparisons of BC Legislation.

WestlawNext Canada

  • Learn to search Canadian criminal law texts available in library subscriptions to LawSource and CriminalSource