E-Book Access @ the Osgoode Law Library


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 

Zoom consultation available on request. 

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

Publisher How to Access Content 
Bloomsbury Collections: Law (Temporary Access) 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 
Hart Publishing Library catalogue Selection 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  

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 .

New Law Databases A – Z List

The appearance of the Law Library Databases list has changed but the list is still the same. https://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/az.php?s=127175
The A – Z list is an alphabetical listing of all legal electronic resources. The new look gives you direct access to information about content, description and scope of each resource as you scroll down the list. Another feature is the distinct symbol that tells you when a resource is Open Access and New.
The list also gives you a search option which links to other electronic resources available in the York University Libraries.
Please contact a Reference Librarian if you need any assistance.

International Human Rights Day

December 10 commemorates International Human Rights Day all over the world. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Did you know that our collection has one of the best resources on the United Nations and International Human Rights…..check the library catalogue and happy reading.
More information is available:

HeinOnline Materials in Zotero

Previously, you were able to access full text materials/attachments saved from HeinOnline to Zotero directly while working off campus/remotely. Some changes have been introduced to this option, in order to retrieve your full text materials from Zotero, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. After saving your search to Zotero as illustrated in Fig. 1, copy the URL for the attachment to another browser.

Figure 1

2. Select your institution from the “Off-campus/remote access” section where you will be required to log in with your Passport York id and password.

Figure 2

3. In the new browser you will see the EZProxy login page in Fig. 3. You will then be taken to the material in HeinOnline.

Figure 3

If you need further assistance, contact a Reference Librarian:
Email: lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca
Tel:  416-736-5207





















Library News

The Law Library Team is happy to have everyone back!
While you were away, librarians and library staff have worked very hard to bring you new resources.

There is a new display area on the Upper Level of the library where you can browse all the new publications that have recently been acquired including Faculty publications. Soft seating is available in this area.
You can sign up to receive notifications for the New Titles LibGuide available on the Law Library website – https://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/lawlibrarynewacquisitions

Online access to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (9th edition) a.k.a McGill Guide is now available in addition to the print copies.

The Law Library Team will like to wish you a successful and productive academic year! Stop by to speak to any of us for your library related questions.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw Is Your New Quicklaw

In September 2016, Lexis Nexis launched a new interface called Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Since then you have still been able to access the old LexisNexisQuicklaw interface.
Effective August 31, 2018, the old LexisNexis Quicklaw will no longer be available. 
Now would be a good time for you to create a new Lexis Advance Quicklaw account if you haven’t already done so.
If you need further assistance, please contact the Reference Librarians at lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca, (416) -736-5207