Library News

The Law Library Team is happy to have everyone back!
While you were away, librarians and library staff have worked very hard to bring you new resources.

There is a new display area on the Upper Level of the library where you can browse all the new publications that have recently been acquired including Faculty publications. Soft seating is available in this area.
You can sign up to receive notifications for the New Titles LibGuide available on the Law Library website – https://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/lawlibrarynewacquisitions

Online access to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (9th edition) a.k.a McGill Guide is now available in addition to the print copies.

The Law Library Team will like to wish you a successful and productive academic year! Stop by to speak to any of us for your library related questions.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw Is Your New Quicklaw

In September 2016, Lexis Nexis launched a new interface called Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Since then you have still been able to access the old LexisNexisQuicklaw interface.
Effective August 31, 2018, the old LexisNexis Quicklaw will no longer be available. 
Now would be a good time for you to create a new Lexis Advance Quicklaw account if you haven’t already done so.
If you need further assistance, please contact the Reference Librarians at lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca, (416) -736-5207

 

 

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

May 2018


Last month, Osgoode Digital Commons had 49,418 full-text downloads and 36 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 16,992.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 2,968 institutions across 186 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

April 2018


Last month, Osgoode Digital Commons had 60,958 full-text downloads and 37 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 16,984.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 3,461 institutions across 188 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

Summer access to Lexis Advance Quicklaw

All personal student Lexis Advance Quicklaw accounts will be deactivated by LexisNexis from June 1 until August 31.

During this period you may access Lexis Advance Quicklaw through the campus wide subscription. To do this go to the Library’s home page.
Under Quick Links, select Lexis Advance Quicklaw (York)›. You will be prompted to authenticate with your Passport York credentials.

Please note that students may only use Quicklaw only if they are not employed in a law-related field and are:

  1. Enrolled in a summer course leading to a degree or diploma,
  2. Authorized for an extension of a school course,
  3. Working for a professor as a research assistant,
  4. Working for a law faculty-associated law journal or legal aid clinic, or
  5. Conducting research (honing their research skills) for upcoming school assignments in the fall.

WestlawNext Canada personal student accounts remain active over the summer, but the same criteria for academic use apply.

If you have any questions please contact Sharona Brookman at sbrookman@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Wishing you a enjoyable and successful summer!

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

March 2018


Last month, Osgoode Digital Commons had 63,309 full-text downloads and 15 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 16,927.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 3,132 institutions across 188 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

R.A. research skills workshop

Please join us for a library research skills workshop on Thursday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 2027.

While this session is geared primarily to help Research Assistants who will be involved in in-depth research projects during the summer, all students who wish to improve their research skills are welcome.

Legal research basics will be briefly covered and students will also have the opportunity to learn some advanced research skills.

The schedule for the workshop is as follows:

10:00-10:40 Secondary sources  

10:45-11:20 Legislation

11:25-12:00 Caselaw and Zotero

12:10-1:00 Lunch and WestlawNext Canada training

1:05-2:00 Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

Though we highly recommend attendance at all sessions, students are welcome to attend those sessions that are most useful to them.

A morning snack will be sponsored by Lexis Nexis and Thomson Reuters will be sponsoring lunch.

To register please send a message to library@osgoode.yorku.ca with R.A.research skills workshop in the subject line. Please let us know if you will be working as a Research Assistant this summer.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

The Library Reference team,

Yemisi Dina, Sharon Wang, Daniel Perlin and Sharona Brookman