R.A. Research Seminar

Save the date!

Wednesday, May 8, 10 AM to 2 PM, Room 2001

While geared to students who will be working as Research Assistants over the summer, this seminar will be of interest to graduating students, graduate students and anyone else who wants to brush up on their legal research skills.

We will be covering the following topics:

Secondary Sources

Primary Sources

Multidisciplinary, Foreign, Comparative and International law

Citation and Zotero

Vendor training will be provided for WestlawNext Canada, Practical Law and Lexis Advance Quicklaw.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis.

To register for this seminar please email lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca with R.A. Research Seminar in the subject line.

Hope you can join us!

Open access to Canadian legal journals expanding

Open access to Canadian legal journals is constantly expanding. There’s no complete list of open source Canadian legal journals. The following list is culled from various sources:

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

 

February 2019


In the month of February, the Osgoode Digital Commons had 35,292 full-text downloads and 72 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 22,768.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 2,271 institutions across 172 countries.


The most popular faculty publications were:

The most popular collections were:


WestlawNext Canada training

The library is pleased to offer WestlawNext Canada training.

Date: Wednesday, February 27

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Room 2011

WestlawNext Canada offers access to unique content, similar but different to Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Knowing which sources are available on the different services will help you research effectively.

To register send a message to lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca with Westlaw training in the subject.

Hope you can join us!

Practical Law

Link

Practical Law is a free academic service provided by Thomson Reuters. It focuses on practice-based research on topics such as capital markets and securities, commercial transactions, competition, corporate and mergers and & acquisitions, employment, finance and litigation.

It provides access to these resources: practice notes, checklists, toolkits, glossary of terms, provincial Q & A, legal updates, standard documents and standard clauses. The standard documents and standard clauses sections contain many useful model forms which supplement the forms available in O’Brien’s encyclopedia of forms.

You can access Practical Law through the Library’s eResources page. Just click on the letter P and then on Practical Law.

For more information, including registration instructions, learning materials and support please see the Practical Law tab on the Online Services Research Guide.