WestlawNext Canada training

The library is pleased to offer WestlawNext Canada training.

Date: Wednesday, February 27

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Room 2011

WestlawNext Canada offers access to unique content, similar but different to Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Knowing which sources are available on the different services will help you research effectively.

To register send a message to lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca with Westlaw training in the subject.

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:

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

Last month, the Osgoode Digital Commons had 40,261 full-text downloads and 105 new submissions, bringing the total works in the repository to 17,256.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 2,472 institutions across 172 countries.


The most popular faculty publications were:

The most popular collections were:


HeinOnline Materials in Zotero

Previously, you were able to access full text materials/attachments saved from HeinOnline to Zotero directly while working off campus/remotely. Some changes have been introduced to this option, in order to retrieve your full text materials from Zotero, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. After saving your search to Zotero as illustrated in Fig. 1, copy the URL for the attachment to another browser.


Figure 1

2. Select your institution from the “Off-campus/remote access” section where you will be required to log in with your Passport York id and password.


Figure 2

3. In the new browser you will see the EZProxy login page in Fig. 3. You will then be taken to the material in HeinOnline.


Figure 3

If you need further assistance, contact a Reference Librarian:
Email: lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca
Tel:  416-736-5207