Practical Law

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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.

 

Handy new linking feature on Irwin Law eBooks collection

When you’re reading an Irwin Law eBook you can now link to cases and statutes in CanLII and in BaiLII, the British and Irish Legal Information Institute website.

You’ll need to create an account for DesLibris, the platform that hosts Irwin Law and you’ll need to use the Google Chrome browser to take advantage of this feature.

Click on “Sign In” and select the “Sign Up” button.

Highlight the case or statute you’re interested in and right click.

Select Search with CANLII. You will be brought right into CanLII, and the case or statute will be the first result on the screen.

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:

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!

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