Legal Research

News and information on conducting legal research, including workshops on using legal databases, searching in Omni, and understanding legal citation

Need help with research?

As we move into another year of remote reference service, the Law Library’s team of reference librarians are offering you more ways to connect with us for help with your research. We are available to help with navigating library resources, citations, and more. We can also share our screen with you on Zoom to demo […]

Refining your noting up techniques

Have you ever wanted to find cases that deal with a specific section of a case, but don’t want to waste your time looking through all the cases that cite your case? Here are some tips to do just that: If you want to note up a particular paragraph on CanLII, look for the text […]

Westlaw and Quicklaw training

The library is pleased to offer remote Westlaw and Quicklaw training sessions: Westlaw training Join trainer Jeremy Dunn on Wednesday, February 24 from 12:30 PM to 1 :30 PM for a WestlawNext Canada webinar for Osgoode students.  Joining instructions are below:  Microsoft Teams meeting   Join on your computer or mobile app   Click here […]

Whither the Canadian Human Rights Reporter (CHRR)?

The Canadian Human Rights Reporter has ceased publication as of December 31, 2020. Subscribers around the country, including libraries, recently experienced access issues with CHRR's content and their website, which led to many wondering what happened. Canadian Human Rights Reporter logo A recent announcement from Shelagh Day, President and Senior Editor of CHRR, was sent […]

Open Access and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented motivation for researchers and academics to share knowledge widely, not just among scientists but across all academic fields. An increasing number of organisations are moving towards an Open Access model for disseminating information in response to COVID-19, but more challenges and opportunities lie ahead. The Rise of Pre-prints […]