Accessing the McGill Guide online

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 lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca
  • 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 lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Enhanced learning support from Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters  offers complimentary online WebEx training for WestlawNext, Practical Law, Proview, and Taxnet Pro.

Students can book a free online training session with Jeremy Dunn, Senior Customer Learning Consultant, here. Jeremy is also available to answer any questions at Jeremy.Dunn@thomsonreuters.com.

Online Help Resources, including downloadable user guides and tutorial videos are available at the Thomson Reuters Customer Learning Centre.

Omni Library Catalogue Clinic

Interested in learning more about our new library catalogue? If you’d like to learn how to effectively use Omni for your legal research, please join us for a workshop on the catalogue this month! Law librarians will be leading three sessions:

January 27th, 2020 – 1:00 – 1:30 pm, room 2011
January 28th, 2020 – 1:00 – 1:30 pm, room 2011
January 30th, 2020 – 1:00 – 1:30 pm, room 2011

Click here to register.
Please note that all sessions require a minimum of 5 participants.

We hope to see you there!

New from the Library Collection: Bloomsbury Law

The Law Library has recently acquired over 500 law-related titles from the Bloomsbury Collections. These resources, available in e-book format, will be useful to the academic study of law and legal research, as well as its practical application. Covering a broad range of topics with an international scope, the new resources are now available in the catalogue under the following sections:

Deactivation of expired Quicklaw accounts

LexisNexis has notified us that they will be deleting expired Quicklaw accounts. If you are a current Osgoode student and your account has been accidentally deleted, please contact Sharona Brookman at sbrookman@osgoode.yorku.ca. In the meantime you can access Quicklaw without a password through our campus wide subscription.  Under Quick Links on the law library’s home page click on Lexis Advance Quicklaw (York). If you are accessing the site remotely you will be prompted to sign on with your Passport York account.

New database: HeinOnline’s Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE)

Alongside a myriad of HeinOnline databases and resources that are available to Osgoode Hall Law School faculty and students, the law library is pleased to announce access to the Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE) database!

Designed to help researchers find relevant sources to understand the critical issues surrounding both sports and entertainment, BLASE offers comprehensive coverage of many business and legal areas. This includes antitrust and labour law, contracts, criminal law, gender and race discrimination, intellectual property, health and safety issues, and more, with access to over 8,000 scholarly articles, notable cases, legislative histories and government documents. While the database will be helpful to a broad range of students and faculty, BLASE will be a particularly useful resource to those in the Entertainment & Sports Law seminar.

Find it in the Library’s A-Z list of e-Resources, or access it through HeinOnline.

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!