E-Book Access @ the Osgoode Law Library

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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. 

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.  

Email: lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca 

Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm 

Book a Zoom consultation on LibCal

Library Catalogue – https://www.library.yorku.ca/web/ 

Publisher How to Access Content 
Bloomsbury Collections: Law Library catalogue Selection of e-books on various law topics 
Brill Online Library catalogue Human rights and humanitarian law collection  International law collection 
 
Cambridge Core E-Books (Law Collection)Library catalogueSelection of e-books on various topics
Elgar Online Library catalogue  Selection of e-books on various law topics 
Emond E-Books (Limited users) Library catalogueSelection of e-books on various law topics
Hart Publishing Library catalogueSelection of e-books on various law topics 
HeinOnline Library catalogue Selection of e-books on various law topics 
Irwin Law E-Books (Temporary unlimited access for multiple users) Library catalogue E-books on various topics such as the Essentials of Canadian Law series 
Lexis Advance Quicklaw (Osgoode) Personal accounts for law faculty and students  Selection of e-books on various law topics with temporary access to additional textbooks, legal encyclopedia, cases and legislation.
Lexis Advance Quicklaw (York wide) Library catalogue  Selection of e-books on various law topics  
Oxford Handbooks Online Library catalogue Selection of e-books on various law topics 
Oxford Scholarship Online Library catalogue Selection of e-books on various law topics  
Proview  Library catalogue Selected loose-leaf titles in e-book format 
WestlawNext Canada (Osgoode) Personal accounts for law faculty and students  Selection of e-books on various law topics
COVID-19 Canada Resource Centre  
WestlawNext Canada (York wide) Library catalogue Selection of e-books on various law topics  

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

August 2020


Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 41,293 full-text downloads and 29 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,990.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 1,601 institutions across 177 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

Welcome Back!

It’s orientation week for the Class of 2023, welcome to the Osgoode Hall Law School Library!

The library space is currently closed but we have loads of resources to support you throughout your studies.

All library electronic resources continue to be accessible to support teaching and learning in this new environment. The Osgoode Library has a wide selection of e-books in some of the databases available for the use of faculty and students. You will be required to log in with your Passport York user ID and password.

A list of the databases is available here E-Book Access @ the Osgoode Library.

These interactive video tutorials have been created to help you understand Law Library services and resources. In the coming months, more specialized ones will be posted.

Please continue to check the Law Library website, blog and our various social media platforms for updates on library services and resources.  

  • Twitter – @OsgoodeLawLib
  • Instagram – @OsgoodeLawLib
  • Blog
  • Sign up to receive alerts for the New Titles List

Access
The Osgoode Law Library space is still closed and inaccessible. This is in compliance with Provincial and York University guidelines.

However, we are offering the Curbside Pick Up Service. You are able to request circulating materials in the Osgoode Library that are only available in PRINT. All requests have to be submitted online. More information is available here: https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/library/covid-19-osgoode-library-faq/

Curbside Pick Up Service will be available to JD students from Monday August 31, 2020.

Research Consultation
Reference services continue to be virtual via email – lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca.

You can book a Zoom consultation through the online booking system LibCal.

Hours
Monday – Friday
10:00am – 4:00pm

Returning Library Items
All books checked out from the library can be returned to the book drop located on the south west entrance of the Osgoode Hall Law School (Nelson Road Parking Lot side)

Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery Services
Interlibrary loans for print books through RACER have been suspended until further notice. But you can submit a request for journal articles that are not available in the Osgoode or York University libraries collection. You need a RACER account to submit your request.

Document delivery to law firms and government departments continue to be unavailable.

Library Contact
For more information about library services, please contact us:

  • By email: library@osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Telephone: 416-736-5206
  • Or take a virtual tour of the Osgoode Library

Good luck and I look forward to connecting with you sometime!

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

July 2020


Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 47,403 full-text downloads and 51 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,960.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 1,599 institutions across 172 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

June 2020


Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 50,872 full-text downloads and 8 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,908.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 1,660 institutions across 177 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

New Library Databases

The Law Library now has access to two new databases: Lloyd’s Law Reports Online and Dispute Resolution!

Both available through Informa, Lloyd’s Law Reports provides authoritative content from industry experts in the maritime and commercial sector, while Dispute Resolution offers insight on key judgments in arbitration law and practice.

Access both databases at the links below:

Lloyd’s Law Reports
https://ocul-yor.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01OCUL_YOR/q36jf8/alma991036308649505164

Dispute Resolution
https://ocul-yor.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01OCUL_YOR/q36jf8/alma991036308649405164

O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms now on Westlaw

You can now access O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents on WestlawNext Canada. Here, you will find thousands of expertly drafted documents in nine areas:

  • Commercial and General 
  • Corporations 
  • Leases 
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Ontario – Family Law
  • Labour Relations and Employment
  • Ontario – Court Forms 
  • Municipal Corporations  
  • Computers and Information Technology 
  • Master Subject Index

To access O’Brien’s, simply login to your WestlawNext account and search O’Brien’s in the search bar, find the link under the “browse” section of the homepage, or find O’Brien’s under “My Subscriptions.”

For additional assistance navigating O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms, please contact the reference desk at lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

May 2020


Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons received 50,956 full-text downloads and 37 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,903.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 1,714 institutions across 183 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were: