International Women’s Day 2017

Status of Women Canada – http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/commemoration/iwd-jif/theme-en.html

March 8 is commemorated as International Women’s Day (IWD) to recognize the spirit of determination and courage by women in their countries and communities. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women globally.

Status of Women Canada’s 2017 theme is titled “Equality Matters”. See more here – http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/commemoration/iwd-jif/theme-en.html

UN Women’s 2017 theme focuses on Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) taking place at the UN Headquarters, New York March 16 – 22 will discuss issues on women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work – http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw

Don’t forget to consult the library’s vast collection of electronic, print and media resources for any research on any of these themes. You can consult our research guides on various topics such as gender and the law, women’s studies and feminism, human rights, labour law etc.

 

Library Pop-Up Sessions

Here are some upcoming library sessions:

  1. Wednesday March 8, 2017
    Time: 12:30pm – 12:50pm
    Journal Indexes and Articles
    When you’re researching a topic, a few good journal articles can save you a lot of work.This session will help you choose the right journal index, search journal indexes effectively and retrieve the full text of journal articles.
  2. Wednesday March 29, 2017
    Time: 12:30pm – 12:50pm
    Statutes in HeinOnline
    Would you like to know how to find older provincial and federal statutes online all the way back to their inception?  HeinOnline has made it available!  Come out to this  session  where we will show you how to navigate HeinOnline to find these sources.

See you there!

 

Library Pop-Up Workshops

Please join us at the Law Library for these Library Pop-UP Workshops:

Finding Statutes and/or Amendment to Statutes on HeinOnline
Date: 9-Nov-2016
Time: 12:30 PM – 12:50 PM
Location: Law Library Upper Floor

Let’s talk about legal citation
Date: 16-Nov-2016
Time: 12:30 PM – 12:50 PM
Location: Law Library Upper Floor

See you there!

“Women’s Empowerment Leads to Equality” – International Women’s Day 2016

Today March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day all over the world.
Canada’s theme chosen by Status of Women Canada is “Women’s Empowerment Leads to Equality”. If you’re on social media, you’re encouraged to encouraged to tag a woman who inspires you “#youareempowerment”.

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The Osgoode Law Library has many academic and fiction materials on the subject of women, equality and empowerment. Search the library catalogue for databases, journals and books on this topic. There are also many landmark cases available in our law reports collection.
Here are some interesting reads and useful materials that may interest you:

Happy International Women’s Day 2016!

How to Migrate from RefWorks to Zotero

The expiration of the York University Libraries license for RefWorks comes to an end on June 30th, 2015. Now is a good time to migrate your materials from RefWorks to Zotero or Mendeley. Migrating is straightforward, you won’t loose any of your information and you don’t have to be a techie to do it. Here are some useful tutorials that will help you understand how to work it out:

And feel free to contact a Reference Librarian if you need any assistance.

Library Research Session

The Law Library is pleased to offer a research workshop on May 13. While the session is geared primarily to Research Assistants, graduating students and graduate students who want to improve their research skills are also welcome to attend.

The workshop will cover the following areas:
– Legislation & case law
– Journal indexes & articles
– Foreign, comparative and international law sources, Multidisciplinary resources
– Zotero bibliographic management service

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time:  11 AM to 1 PM
Location: Room 2027

Refreshments will be served.

To reserve a spot send an email message to library@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Historical Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) announced today that, working in co-operation with Lexum, all decisions published in the Supreme Court Reports dating back to 1876 are now available on the SCC Judgments website. Over the past 20 years, the SCC and Lexum have been working collaboratively, together with partners such as the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Law Foundation of British Columbia, the Alberta Law Foundation, the Centre d’accès à l’information juridique in Quebec, CanLII and others, to fill in gaps in the Supreme Court judgment database. This work, begun so many years ago, is now nearly complete.

The free availability of judgments dating back to 1876 on the Web is part of the SCC’s commitment to making case-related information accessible. All of these newly-added SCC decisions can also be found in the CanLII database at http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/.

Please visit the official SCC Judgments website at: http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/nav_date.do.