Are you sill mystified and baffled by the mysteries of the Red Book? By popular demand, we are bring back the Legal Citations Clinic.
When: Wednesday, November 9th, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Law Library Classroom
How: Two law librarians will be answering your questions for 1h and 20 min after a 10-minute introduction. First come first served. All law students welcome. Come and bring your citations questions!
The Nahum Gelber Law Library is pleased to be able to offer again the database training by legal publishers to McGill Law students. The sessions will take place in the Law Library Computer Classroom (main floor of the library).
Wednesday, January 27, 13-14:30
- WestlawNext Canada (Carswell)
Monday, February 1, 13-14:30h
- QuickLaw (LexiNexis)
Friday, February 5, 13-14:30h
Sign-up sheets are available in the Law Library Computer Classroom.
From Tuesday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the main floor and second floor of the Nahum Gelber Law Library will be open for study to all McGill students during opening hours. During this period, only McGill Law students will be able to access the third, fourth and fifth floors using their ID cards on the card readers installed in both elevators and in access points.
This limited-access policy to the Nahum Gelber Law Library is being implemented a few days before and throughout the exam period and is designed to accommodate Law students who will be preparing final papers and completing take-home exams in the building. In order to prepare for these exams, Law students require non-circulating materials that are only available in the Nahum Gelber Law Library and so require extensive access to the stacks on the third, fourth and fifth floors…
Read the rest of the announcement here.
Since this week, we have access to the new platforms with improved user interfaces for the Westlaw Next Canada and La Reference (former DCL/ REJB).
One of the most important new features of the Westlaw Canada Next is the access to an electronic version of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (8th edition).
All the links in the Law Subject guide and on the Law Library branch page have been updated to lead to the new platforms.
Beginning in July 2014, McGill has a new, more secure VPN server. You must go through the steps to install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client on your computer (a one-time procedure). Thereafter, you only need to click the AnyConnect icon and sign in using your McGill Username and Password. You can then access McGill internal resources, such as departmental and personal files. You can find more about the new VPN here.
New, 8th, edition of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, a.k.a. McGill Cite Guide or Red Book is published.
What’s new for the 8th edition:
- A new section in the General Rules giving guidance for citing to online sources
- A new section providing a rule for “point in time” citations for legislation
- A the section on the Government Documents rules was reorganised to provide clarity, especially for Non-Parliamentary Documents
- A greatly expanded section on online sources, including forms for blogs, twitter, and online video (including a pinpoint form)
At present, we have 3 copies of the new Red Book available: two on Law Library reserve and one in the Reference collection. More copies are expected to arrive by the beginning of the 2014 – 2015 school year.
The McGill Library is making important changes in the access to electronic resources.
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, the electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, databases, open access resources) will be removed from the Classic Catalogue.
- The Classic Catalogue will continue to contain all the items in our local collections, including print books and journals, DVDs, microform, etc.
- E-resources will be removed from the following sub-catalogues: full, audio-visual and journal titles
- The McGill Theses sub-catalogue will not be affected by this change, and will still contain both print and electronic materials.
- eExams will not be affected by this change, and will continue to be available as they were before.
- Course Reserves will still display e-resources on reserve for McGill courses.
- You can continue to access all our e-resources through WorldCat.
On Monday, June 9, 2014 the eResearch Gateway will be taken off-line.
- The eResearch Gateway was an alternate way of searching for articles, databases, and other electronic resources. This functionality is now provided for the most part by WorldCat and the Library’s subject guides.
- The Law Subject guide includes all the legal databases to which the McGill Library is currently subscribing.
- If you have used saved articles using the My Research feature, you’ll need to export those article references before June 9. You can find more information about how to export the articles here.
In June, our link old resolver (“Find It”) will be migrated to OCLC’s WorldCat Link Resolver service.
- For the most part, the change in link resolver will happen automatically and will not require any intervention on your part.
- If you use Google Scholar to search for articles, you will need to configure it to use the new WorldCat Link Resolver to access articles that are available through the Library. You can find the information about configuring the Google Scholar here.
If you have any questions regarding upcoming changes, please do not hesitate to contact any of the liaison librarians for Law.