Lexis Advanced Quicklaw Updates!

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 product switcher located in the top left corner of the screen (pictured below).

Practice Advisor has also improved content browsing, which allows quick access to specific content from a practice area, or the option to view all content.

Canadian Legislative Pulse provides a one-stop option to access daily updates to federal and provincial bills. It also includes links to full texts of all available versions of bills.

For more information on Lexis Advanced Quicklaw and their products, please see the library’s Online Services LibGuide.

WestlawNext Canada and Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

The library is pleased to offer WestlawNext Canada training on Monday, September 16  and Lexis Advance Quicklaw training on Wednesday, September 18.

Both sessions will be in room 2011 and will run from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Both WestlawNext Canada and Lexis Advance Quicklaw offer access to unique content. Knowing which sources are available on each service and how to use them will help you research effectively.

To register please complete and submit the form at https://webform.osgoode.yorku.ca/view.php?id=518648

Hope you can join us!

Indigenous Law Portal on LLMC Digital

Launching on the week of July 15th, the new Indigenous Law Portal on LLMC digital has given a boost to researching indigenous law.

The portal is divided up by regions, with separate areas for Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Central America. Within each region, it lists the various indigenous bands, as well as the leading indigenous organizations, and treaties (if any).  The portal also contains international content, such as  the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Although the site is still quite new, and some areas do not yet have any information, the fact that LLMC has brought all of this together in one database is something that should help guide researchers in their quest for more information about the multi-layered indigenous legal area.

Osgoode and York staff, students and faculty are able to view LLMC Digital from the law library homepage at https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/library/

Library Research seminar slides now available

We hope that the students who attended yesterday’s Library Research Seminar found it helpful. Slides from the seminar are now available on the Library Research for Research Assistants research guide.

If you have any questions or need help with your research this summer stop by the Reference desk in the library weekdays between 10 AM and 4 PM and we’ll be glad to help. You can also call us at 416-736-5207 or email us at lawref@osgoode.yourku.ca.

Wishing you a great summer,  the Reference team

Yemisi Dina, Sharon Wang, Daniel Perlin, Sharona Brookman and Sandra Geddes

R.A. Research Seminar

Save the date!

Wednesday, May 8, 10 AM to 2 PM, Room 2001

While geared to students who will be working as Research Assistants over the summer, this seminar will be of interest to graduating students, graduate students and anyone else who wants to brush up on their legal research skills.

We will be covering the following topics:

Secondary Sources

Primary Sources

Multidisciplinary, Foreign, Comparative and International law

Citation and Zotero

Vendor training will be provided for WestlawNext Canada, Practical Law and Lexis Advance Quicklaw.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis.

To register for this seminar please email lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca with R.A. Research Seminar in the subject line.

Hope you can join us!

Practical Law


Practical Law is a free academic service provided by Thomson Reuters. It focuses on practice-based research on topics such as capital markets and securities, commercial transactions, competition, corporate and mergers and & acquisitions, employment, finance and litigation.

It provides access to these resources: practice notes, checklists, toolkits, glossary of terms, provincial Q & A, legal updates, standard documents and standard clauses. The standard documents and standard clauses sections contain many useful model forms which supplement the forms available in O’Brien’s encyclopedia of forms.

You can access Practical Law through the Library’s eResources page. Just click on the letter P and then on Practical Law.

For more information, including registration instructions, learning materials and support please see the Practical Law tab on the Online Services Research Guide.