Quebec and Federal Content Enhancements to CanLII

CanLII has recently announced some significant content enhancements to their offerings of federal Quebec materials – and an exciting development for freely available legal information.

In collaboration with the Quebec Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ), the following substantial caselaw offerings have been added to the Quebec databases:

Further, we should all be particularly excited that CanLII has now added Quebec and Federal annual statutes:

Again, thanks to their supplier Lexum‘s programmatic wizardry, CanLII not only hosts the annual statutes as static documents but integrates them dynamically to the rest of their legislation collections.

Let’s hope this is just the beginning, and that we will soon be able to see even more annual statutes for all provinces and territories on CanLII in the future.

We have also been able to add the following caselaw to our Quebec databases:

This is an exciting development for freely available legal information, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with CAIJ to leverage lawyers’ investments in both our organizations.

You can read the press releases from CanLII, CAIJ and Lexum.

New Legal History Journal Subscription

Jus Gentium Front CoverThe Osgoode Library now subscribes to JUS GENTIUM: Journal of International Legal History, the first issue of which has just recently been published. Jus Gentium is the first American journal dedicated to addressing the history of international law. Much of modern scholarship on the history of international law is preoccupied not with international law, but with international legal doctrine; the doctrinal writings of remarkably few individuals dominate the discourse while the rest remain unseen or overlooked. This journal will encourage further exploration in the archives, for new materials and confirmation of the accuracy of past uses, but welcoming the continued reassessment of international legal history in all of its dimensions.

Our subscription is online only and is available on the HeinOnline Law Journals Library.

American Law Institute (ALI) Library on HeinOnline

The Osgoode Hall Law School Library now subscribes to the ALI (American Law Institute) Library on HeinOnline, making all ALI publications available to our users in a comprehensive, searchable, online format!

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law – a sort of Law Reform Commission for America. The ALI is made up of lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications. It drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes the Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

HeinOnline’s ALI Library includes everything from drafts to historical content. New content, including drafts, is added the library without delay as soon as it is approved by the ALI. Browse options have also been recently reorganized to align with the American Law Institute’s categorizations, including a new Current Projects subcollection.

HeinOnline ALI Content Includes:

  •  Restatements of the Law – Including Current Restatements
  • Principles of the Law – Including Current Principles
  • Linking to Current Case Law
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • ALI Annual Reports
  • Proceedings of ALI Annual Meetings
  • ALI Annual Speech Meetings
  • The ALI Reporter
  • “Statement of Essential Human Rights” Archive
  • Model Penal Code
  • And much more!

Members of the Osgoode Hall Law School and York University communities can access the ALI Library from our standard HeinOnline link. For more information or for help using the collection, please consult any of the reference librarians.

CCH Online now available

As previously mentioned, the legal and business content of CCH Online has been acquired by LexisNexis and they are currently in the process of migrating the content to the LexisNexis Quicklaw platform.

These products contain expert commentary, case law, statutes, regulations, forms, topical newsletters, and more.

We are happy to report that for the 2015/2016 academic year you will continue to have access to these Law and Business titles via the CCH online site at www.cchonline.ca  or  under Quick Links on the Library’s home page, using a universal username and password.

For Osgoode’s ID and password for the CCH online Law and Business titles please ask at the Reference desk.

CCH Online supports Internet Explorer. It does not support Firefox, Safari, or Chrome.

There can be an unlimited number of concurrent users on the account at one time.

Having trouble registering for WestlawNext Canada?

Check out the WestlawNext Canada registration tips on the Online Services Research Guide. It’s under the WestlawNext Canada tab, under Registration instructions. If you still have problems, come see us at the Reference desk in the Library, weekdays between 10 AM and 4 PM, or call Carswell Customer Service anytime at 416-609-3800 or 1-800-387-5164. Select option 2, then option 2 for Westlaw Canada.

New HeinOnline Library: Religion and the Law

heinonline_logo The Osgoode Library now subscribes to the new library in HeinOnline: Religion and the Law. Consisting of more than 1,200 titles and 600,000 pages that include books, periodicals, and bibliographies, this collection provides a research platform for the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. The collection also includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles. This collection will grow considerably as additional new material is added in the future.

Currently, this new collection features works on:

  • Canon Law
  • History of the Church & State
  • Religion & Freedom
  • Jewish Law
  • Reformation Period
  • Early Constitutions of the Church
  • Religion & Politics
  • The Bible in Public Schools
  • And More!

Like other specialist topical libraries on HeinOnline, the Library includes scholarly articles assembled from HeinOnline’s extensive holdings of law journals, as well as digitzed scholarly texts and a custom bibliography. For more information about the library, click here.