Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar

Join Lexis Nexis trainer Cathy Hayhow this Thurdsay, June 4 at 11 AM for a Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar for Osgoode students. Whether you’re working as a Research Assistant, starting your career as an articling student or just interested in brushing up your research skills, this webinar is for you. Please follow the link below to register:

Lexis Advance Quicklaw for Osgoode Research Assistants – Thurs June 4th 11:00 am

Wishing everyone a healthy and safe summer!

Virtual Legal Research Workshop

This year the Library is pleased to offer a legal research workshop via Zoom on Wednesday May 6, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM.

While the session is geared primarily to Research Assistants, all students are welcome to participate.

Topics to be covered:

• Using Omni
• Accessing eBooks
• Finding journal articles for legal and multidisciplinary topics
• Historical legal research
• Noting up legislation and cases
• Finding foreign, comparative and international law materials
• Using Zotero
• Creating profiles in ORCID and Scopus

Please RSVP by Friday, May 1 at https://webform.osgoode.yorku.ca/view.php?id=674693. You will receive a Zoom invitation prior to the workshop.

We hope that you can join us!

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.

CANCELLED: Zotero for Legal Research Workshop update

In response to York University suspending face-to-face instruction as of Monday, March 16th, the Zotero for Legal Research Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th, has been cancelled.

For more information on using Zotero, please consult the Law Library’s Research Guide, or contact the Reference Librarians at lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Thank you for your understanding.

Reminder about Lexis Advance Quicklaw and WestlawNext Canada training

If you’re not sure whether to use Quicklaw or Westlaw and want to find out which sources are available on each service and how to use them effectively, attend the upcoming training sessions:

Lexis Advance Quicklaw:  Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 29

WestlawNext Canada: Next Monday, February 3.

Both sessions will be in room 2010 and will run from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reminder about Omni Library Catalogue Clinic

If you’d like to learn more about our new library catalogue and how to effectively use Omni for your legal research, please join us for one of the workshops this week. Reference librarians will be leading three sessions:

Today: Monday, January 27th
Tomorrow: Tuesday, January 28th
This Thursday: January 30th

All sessions will run from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm and will be held in Room 2011.

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

We hope you can join us.