Library News

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 […]

Osgoode Faculty Scholarship 2020 : Digital Book Display

The Osgoode Library is pleased to present a new digital book display that showcases and celebrates the scholarly works of Osgoode Faculty that were published this year. This collection features a selection of authored books, edited books, and book chapters on topics such as, Corporate Law, Indigenous Law, and LGBTQ2+ Law. The digital book display […]

Law Journals on Open Access

The Osgoode Library continues to commemorate Open Access Week. Today's blog post looks at the the growth of law journals that are available through open access.  In 2019, Sharona Brookman, Osgoode Library Reference Librarian compiled a list of Canadian law journals in “Open Access to Canadian legal journals expanding”. Law journals available on open access continue to grow.This development is very helpful to researchers […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Open Access

Open Access Week 2020 (October 19 –23), is being commemorated globally with different events. This year’s theme is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” The Osgoode Digital Commons Team as part of the events will be posting a series of open access themed blogs throughout this week. The first blog post features and highlights “5 things you need to know […]

Welcome Back!

It’s orientation week for the Class of 2023, welcome to the Osgoode Hall Law School Library! The library space is currently closed but we have loads of resources to support you throughout your studies. All library electronic resources continue to be accessible to support teaching and learning in this new environment. The Osgoode Library has […]

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 […]

We are here to help!

Even though classes have moved online and the library is closed, we are still providing research help. If you're writing a paper and need help finding resources or have any research related questions, email us at lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca. Working from home, the Reference librarians are responding to questions weekdays between 10 AM and 4 PM.

Free COVID-19 Resources from LexisNexis Canada

LexisNexis Canada is providing free public access to the Lawyer's Daily breaking news and analysis articles on COVID-19. They will also also be offering no-cost access to COVID-19 related content from Lexis Practice Advisor. Please use the following links to access these resources: The Lawyer's Daily News & Analysis on COVID-19 Lexis Practice Advisor Coronavirus Guidance […]