Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

July 2019


Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 35,356 full-text downloads and 34 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,517.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 2,335 institutions across 184 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

Indigenous Law Portal on LLMC Digital

Launching on the week of July 15th, the new Indigenous Law Portal on LLMC digital has given a boost to researching indigenous law.

The portal is divided up by regions, with separate areas for Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Central America. Within each region, it lists the various indigenous bands, as well as the leading indigenous organizations, and treaties (if any).  The portal also contains international content, such as  the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Although the site is still quite new, and some areas do not yet have any information, the fact that LLMC has brought all of this together in one database is something that should help guide researchers in their quest for more information about the multi-layered indigenous legal area.

Osgoode and York staff, students and faculty are able to view LLMC Digital from the law library homepage at https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/library/

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

June 2019


Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 32,847 full-text downloads and 24 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,498.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 2,233 institutions across 187 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

New Library Catalogue

Changes are coming to the library catalogue on December 10, 2019. The new catalogue will feature changes that will allow users to search library databases and electronic resources simultaneously across 13 Ontario university libraries.

For more information see the write-up by Adam Taves, Associate Librarian & Implementation Lead for Collaborative Futures, York University Libraries –
http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2019/06/24/york-university-libraries-moving-to-new-search-platform-in-december/?http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?utm_source=YFile_Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Current-News&utm_campaign=yfile .

Library Research seminar slides now available

We hope that the students who attended yesterday’s Library Research Seminar found it helpful. Slides from the seminar are now available on the Library Research for Research Assistants research guide.

If you have any questions or need help with your research this summer stop by the Reference desk in the library weekdays between 10 AM and 4 PM and we’ll be glad to help. You can also call us at 416-736-5207 or email us at lawref@osgoode.yourku.ca.

Wishing you a great summer,  the Reference team

Yemisi Dina, Sharon Wang, Daniel Perlin, Sharona Brookman and Sandra Geddes

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!