Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

Join Lexis Nexis trainer Cathy Hayhow this Wednesday, October 21 from 1 PM to 2PM for a Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar for Osgoode upper year and graduate students.  Joining instructions are below:

Prior to the meeting, if you wish to test your connection to our WebEx Training Centre, please access: Webex Test

Instructions: Join the Web portion of webinar  

1.       Go to https://lexisnexiscanada.webex.com/join/cathy.hayhow

2.       Enter Your Name and Email Address in the boxes provided.

3.       Click Enter Room.

4.       Select – no Video (keeps your computer’s camera off)

5.       Select Audio-

  1. Call Using computer if you have audio on your computerselect and click Connect Audio OR
  2. I Will Call In -and follow instructions below:

If you will be joining the conference call by telephone:

Once you have connected to the web portion of the meeting, you will be prompted with a box labelled Teleconference. Simply follow these steps provided to dial into the toll-free audio service. The steps will appear as follows: 

 Using your telephone, dial +1-416-216-5643 (Canada Toll (Toronto)) or Global call-in numbers

1.       Enter access code 717 384 995#

2.       Enter # to bypass attendee code

Streaming legal videos from the library catalogue

While you may look to the library catalogue to help you find print and electronic materials for your research, did you know that you also have access to legal videos and films that you can stream from home? Whether it is for research projects or simply your entertainment, you can find legal films or law-related titles to stream at the links below:

For assistance in searching the catalogue, contact the reference librarians at lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca.

New! COVID-19 Research Guide

As the COVID-19 pandemic affects daily life around the world, governments, the legal system and International organizations have responded with a variety of emergency measures. The measures include bills, regulations, orders and statutes addressing the evolving nature of the pandemic. This guide will be updated regularly as new information emerges from different jurisdictions.

CANCELLED: Zotero for Legal Research Workshop update

In response to York University suspending face-to-face instruction as of Monday, March 16th, the Zotero for Legal Research Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th, has been cancelled.

For more information on using Zotero, please consult the Law Library’s Research Guide, or contact the Reference Librarians at lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Thank you for your understanding.

Zotero for Legal Research Workshop

Zotero is a free tool that helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. The Law Library will be running a workshop to teach you how Zotero can help you conduct legal research projects more efficiently.

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Create in-text citations
  • Organize and share your references
  • Generate a bibliography in McGill Guide or other citation styles
  • Save research sources from the library catalogue, databases and websites

No prior knowledge is required, but please download Zotero on your personal computer before the session. To learn more about Zotero, check out the Law Library’s Research Guide.

To register, please complete and submit the form here.

Date: March 18, 12:30-1:30pm

Location: Room 2003

Have any questions? Contact lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lexis Advanced Quicklaw Updates!

Lexis Advanced Quicklaw has recently made important updates, including an upgrade to Lexis Practice Advisor, and the migration of Canadian Legislative Pulse.

Lexis Practice Advisor and Canadian Legislative Pulse can now be easily accessed through a single sign-in. With this new feature, users can switch from Quicklaw to Practice Advisor or Legislative Pulse using the product switcher located in the top left corner of the screen (pictured below).

Practice Advisor has also improved content browsing, which allows quick access to specific content from a practice area, or the option to view all content.

Canadian Legislative Pulse provides a one-stop option to access daily updates to federal and provincial bills. It also includes links to full texts of all available versions of bills.

For more information on Lexis Advanced Quicklaw and their products, please see the library’s Online Services LibGuide.

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.