365 days is upon us since Covid-19 imposed itself on us. When the library and the University closed their doors to in-person activities on March 17, 2020, we never imagined what was ahead of us. Libraries are one of the unique services that did not grind to a complete halt when the lock down came into effect.
Open Access week is here again! The theme for this year's celebration is "Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge". To mark Open Access week, the Law Library put together the ultimate open access quiz for anyone interested in testing their knowledge on this form of publishing and sharing. If you are up for the […]
Lexis Advanced Quicklaw has recently made important updates, including an upgrade to Lexis Practice Advisor, and the migration of Canadian Legislative Pulse. Lexis Practice Advisor and Canadian Legislative Pulse can now be easily accessed through a single sign-in. With this new feature, users can switch from Quicklaw to Practice Advisor or Legislative Pulse using the […]
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: After saving your search to Zotero as illustrated in Fig. 1, […]
Open Access Week 2018 is here! The international celebration of open access (OA) will run from October 22nd-28th. This year’s theme is “designing equitable foundations for open access”. What does this theme mean? To me, it means spreading the word far and wide on some core OA concepts, which will hopefully translate into inspiration and […]
As the CUPE 3903 strike at York has gone on with little end in sight, the Ontario government has called a Commission of Industrial Inquiry today to look into the outstanding issues and see if there are steps to be taken to address them. For those not familiar with Commissions of Industrial Inquiry, they can […]
Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII ) last week announced the addition of law reviews to its platform - http://www.slaw.ca/2018/03/23/%e2%98%80%ef%b8%8f-we-now-have-law-reviews-on-canlii-%e2%98%80%ef%b8%8f/. The journals featured in this launch can be found by selecting "Commentary" and under "Periodicals", select "Law Journal Issues". https://www.canlii.org/en/commentary/journals/ This is an additional source for accessing Canadian law journals. The coverage is from 2015 onwards.
The Osgoode Library’s Canada Law Book Rare Book Room contains many treasures illustrative of Canadian law and history. One of my favourites is a small book, not of great value in its own right, but valuable both because of its association with two great of Canadians and because of the insight it gives us into […]
Over the past few years, the Library has been closely involved in working with the Canadian Heraldic Authority in Rideau Hall on the design of a new coat of arms for Osgoode to reflect the law school’s association with York University and in celebration of our 50th anniversary at York. That task is now complete. […]
The Osgoode Library recently acquired for its Trials special collection in the Canada Law Book Rare Room copies of the following publication: Life and Confession of Sophia Hamilton Who Was Tried, Condemned and Sentenced to be Hung at [name of city] for the Perpetration of the Most Shocking Murders and Daring Robberies Perhaps Recorded in […]