The Law Library continues to provide access to electronic books on a variety of different platforms. These books can be found in the library catalogue and accessed remotely using your Passport York user ID and password.
However, some publishers are temporarily providing extended access to their electronic materials during the duration of the COVID-19 emergencies. Please note that this is temporary access and each publisher provides their own instructions and guidelines. The following list will help you navigate the kind of access available to you.
Feel free to contact a Reference Librarian if you need further assistance.
As the end of term approaches and your final research papers and projects are due, it is important to ensure you have properly cited your work. While the Law Library can offer reference assistance and resources such as this citation guide, you will also need to rely on the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide). If you do not have your own copy, it is available online via WestlawNext Canada. To access it, follow these steps:
Go to WestlawNext Canada (you can find the database on the Law Library’s main page under Quick Links, or search for it through the catalogue)
Login using your credentials. If you have lost them, or are an Osgoode student and have not yet registered for Westlaw, contact email@example.com
Once you’re logged in, you can find the McGill Guide toward the bottom of the main page, under Finding Tools
Search through the guide for details on how to properly cite different primary or secondary resources, and other materials
If you experience any issues in accessing the McGill Guide,
or require additional support with legal citation, contact the reference desk
at firstname.lastname@example.org between
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
As the COVID-19 pandemic affects daily life around the world, governments, the legal system and International organizations have responded with a variety of emergency measures. The measures include bills, regulations, orders and statutes addressing the evolving nature of the pandemic. This guide will be updated regularly as new information emerges from different jurisdictions.
Even though classes have moved online and the library is closed, we are still providing research help. If you’re writing a paper and need help finding resources or have any research related questions, email us at email@example.com. Working from home, the Reference librarians are responding to questions weekdays between 10 AM and 4 PM.
LexisNexis Canada is providing free public access to the Lawyer’s Daily breaking news and analysis articles on COVID-19. They will also also be offering no-cost access to COVID-19 related content from Lexis Practice Advisor.
Please use the following links to access these resources: