WestlawNext Canada training

The library is pleased to offer WestlawNext Canada training.


Date: Wednesday, November 14

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

Lunch will be provided by Thomson Reuters.


Hope you can join us!

Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

Halsbury’s Laws of Canada or Canadian Encyclopedic Digest? To do comprehensive research, you need to know which resources are available on which service.

Join us for Lexis Advance Quicklaw training and find out what resources are unique to Lexis Advance Quicklaw and how to search effectively.

When? Wednesday, November 7, from 12:30 PM. to 1:30 PM.

Where? Room 2011

A pizza lunch will be provided by LexisNexis.

To register send an email to lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca with Lexis Advance Quicklaw training  in the subject.

Hope to see you there!

Library tour

Calling all exchange and transfer students, new graduate students, and anyone else who’s interested!

Curious about how the library can help you? Come to the library tour on Monday, Sept.17 at 12:30 PM.

We will show you around the library, tell you about the resources available to you, and answer any questions you might have.

We will be meeting at the Reference desk in the library.

Hope to see you there!

Summer access to Lexis Advance Quicklaw

All personal student Lexis Advance Quicklaw accounts will be deactivated by LexisNexis from June 1 until August 31.

During this period you may access Lexis Advance Quicklaw through the campus wide subscription. To do this go to the Library’s home page.
Under Quick Links, select Lexis Advance Quicklaw (York)›. You will be prompted to authenticate with your Passport York credentials.

Please note that students may only use Quicklaw only if they are not employed in a law-related field and are:

  1. Enrolled in a summer course leading to a degree or diploma,
  2. Authorized for an extension of a school course,
  3. Working for a professor as a research assistant,
  4. Working for a law faculty-associated law journal or legal aid clinic, or
  5. Conducting research (honing their research skills) for upcoming school assignments in the fall.

WestlawNext Canada personal student accounts remain active over the summer, but the same criteria for academic use apply.

If you have any questions please contact Sharona Brookman at sbrookman@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Wishing you a enjoyable and successful summer!

R.A. research skills workshop

Please join us for a library research skills workshop on Thursday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 2027.

While this session is geared primarily to help Research Assistants who will be involved in in-depth research projects during the summer, all students who wish to improve their research skills are welcome.

Legal research basics will be briefly covered and students will also have the opportunity to learn some advanced research skills.

The schedule for the workshop is as follows:

10:00-10:40 Secondary sources  

10:45-11:20 Legislation

11:25-12:00 Caselaw and Zotero

12:10-1:00 Lunch and WestlawNext Canada training

1:05-2:00 Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

Though we highly recommend attendance at all sessions, students are welcome to attend those sessions that are most useful to them.

A morning snack will be sponsored by Lexis Nexis and Thomson Reuters will be sponsoring lunch.

To register please send a message to library@osgoode.yorku.ca with R.A.research skills workshop in the subject line. Please let us know if you will be working as a Research Assistant this summer.

We look forward to seeing you!


The Library Reference team,

Yemisi Dina, Sharon Wang, Daniel Perlin and Sharona Brookman


Library tour

Curious about how the library can help you? Come to a library tour on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 1:00-1:30 PM.

We will show you around the library, tell you about the resources available to you, and answer any questions you might have.

Meet the Reference desk in the library at 1:00 PM!