Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

September 2019


Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 49,544 full-text downloads and 48 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,709.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 2,522 institutions across 183 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

New from the Library Collection

Whether you’re faculty, JD student, graduate student or participating in the Moot Team, there’s something for everyone in the Osgoode Library’s growing collection. Here are some of the latest acquisitions in the library’s collection:

For information on the library’s recent acquisitions, e-resources, and databases, head to our New Titles list, and remember to subscribe to receive monthly updates!

Lexis Advanced Quicklaw Updates!

Lexis Advanced Quicklaw has recently made important updates, including an upgrade to Lexis Practice Advisor, and the migration of Canadian Legislative Pulse.

Lexis Practice Advisor and Canadian Legislative Pulse can now be easily accessed through a single sign-in. With this new feature, users can switch from Quicklaw to Practice Advisor or Legislative Pulse using the product switcher located in the top left corner of the screen (pictured below).

Practice Advisor has also improved content browsing, which allows quick access to specific content from a practice area, or the option to view all content.

Canadian Legislative Pulse provides a one-stop option to access daily updates to federal and provincial bills. It also includes links to full texts of all available versions of bills.

For more information on Lexis Advanced Quicklaw and their products, please see the library’s Online Services LibGuide.

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

August 2019


Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 37,430 full-text downloads and 12 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,566.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 2,316 institutions across 184 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

WestlawNext Canada and Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

The library is pleased to offer WestlawNext Canada training on Monday, September 16  and Lexis Advance Quicklaw training on Wednesday, September 18.

Both sessions will be in room 2011 and will run from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Both WestlawNext Canada and Lexis Advance Quicklaw offer access to unique content. Knowing which sources are available on each service and how to use them will help you research effectively.

To register please complete and submit the form at https://webform.osgoode.yorku.ca/view.php?id=518648

Hope you can join us!

Labour Day Display

In honour of Labour Day, the library has made a slide presentation detailing the history of labour day and some of the most important labour cases in Canadian history. Also included is a display of several library books that discuss the history of labour day and some of the legal aspects of Canadian labour law.

The slide presentation and display is located in the little corner just outside the library in Gowlings Hall.  Thanks to Beck Schaefer, cataloguing assistant, and Daniel Perlin, associate librarian, for making the display possible.

Update! First year JD rare book room tour

First year JD students are invited to come to the library for a tour of the rare book room. Learn about what the library and the rare book room has to offer! The tour will take place on Monday September 9th. One tour will take place at 1:30pm. The other will take place at 2pm. Each tour will have a maximum of 20 students each. Sign up for the tour time you want by emailing Daniel Perlin, associate librarian, at dperlin@osgoode.yorku.ca.  If one tour is full, you will be placed in the other tour until it is full.

Note that one person from each tour will win a $50 gift certificate to the York University bookstore!