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

Link

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: