The Law Library is pleased to provide access to the online version of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide). Its available through Westlaw Next (York-wide). If you need assistance, contact the Reference Desk - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-736-5207.
As reported on Slaw, the 2013 Canadian Law Blog Awards (Clawbies) have been announced. The award for Best Law Library Blog this year goes to The Stream, the blog of the Courthouse Libraries BC. We've always been fans of this blog, especially for is practical focus on legal research tips and tools, and legal news affecting practice. […]
As a child of the Napster generation, the idea of "free" music is something that has a long and fraught history. Until Napster's debut in 1999, it was simply assumed that you would fork out $20 for a CD because what other option did you have? Online music was largely relegated to downloading (in retrospect, […]
Our friend Carole Hinchcliffe, head of the law library at University of Melbourne Law School, informs us that their new blog Opinions on High went live today. The blog airms to provide a public forum for discussion of the judicial decisions of the High Court of Australia by providing commentary on and analysis of recent High […]
While having breakfast this morning, my eye fell upon a book that I had purchased a few years ago and has since been residing in the dusty chambers of my memory. It is titled BibliOdyssey: Archival Images from the Internet, and it is an interesting, contradictory item - it is a book of images from […]
This is a post that really seems to straddle the boundary behind low brow and high brow, since it's about rare books, but via Pawn Stars. If you've seen Pawn Stars, you'll know that it's an extremely popular reality television show that is based out of the Silver and Gold Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. […]
I'm sure that pretty much all denizens of law schools have, at some point watched at least one episode of Law and Order (or its many, many spin-offs) and, in all likelihood, groaned at some point. While it's undeniably entertaining, it is also frequently larded with clichés, improbabilities, bad law, and an overly Manichean outlook. After twenty years and […]
While the law can be alternately deadly serious or patently ridiculous (often in the midst of a single case!), it is always refreshing to read legal writing where the author is clearly enjoying the material. If you learn something - even better! In December 2010, I read about a novel new legal blog in the […]
The French official legal portal Legifrance.gouv.fr now provides access to English translations of French legal texts. Note that these translations are for reference purposes only; the original text is also available for comparing modifications. Click here to access English translations.
The recent acquisitions list for the week of June 14th is now available.