From May the 1st to September the 2nd, the Nahum Gelber Law Library will be open 10:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday. Please remember, that only the users who have requested and have been granted the “after hours access” will be able to stay at the Law Library after 18:00. You can always check our schedule at the Law Librarie’s webpage.
Effective Thursday February 7, 2013, all McGill ILL borrowers have to log in to the Colombo ILL system using their McGill username and password (firstname.lastname@example.org for students or email@example.com for staff). Old Colombo usernames and passwords will no longer be accepted. For more information about Colombo click here.
The Law Library is inviting you again to the legal databases training offered by the publishers:
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 from 12h30-14h
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 from 12h30-14h
Westlaw Canada (Carswell)
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 from 12h30-14h
Sign-up sheets are available in the Law Library Computer Classroom.
As promised, I am posting the dates of the database presentations. All students are welcome.
Wednesday October 10th
12:30 – 2:00
Wednesday October 17th
12:30 – 2:00
Monday October 22th
13:30 – 2:30
Our fall round of 1st year legal research sessions is almost over. For those of your who would like to learn more about techniques and methods of legal research or just to refresh what we have learned in September, I could recommend to use one of the legal research manuals. You can find a list of the most recent legal research and writing manuals in our Law subject guide. To find more books on legal research, you can browse our Reference and main collections for call # KE 250 and KF 250. Also, if you are writing you first legal research paper and do not know where to start, you may find helpful the selection of the Guides and aids for legal research in the Law subject guide. Here you can find topical guides that will help you to navigate through the research process (ex. UN research guide).
Last year, Nahum Gelber Law Library got a new Spirit Book Scanner – a self-service machine that gives you a real time preview and saves your scanned documents directly to a USB key. The scanner is located in the copy room at the 2nd floor. To learn how to use, this device you can watch the video: http://youtu.be/NtFzvvZcaXY
If you would like to know more about our facilities and services, we will be glad to offer you a tour of the Nahum Gelber Law Library. Half-an-hour tours are given to the groups of students (minimum of three) during our opening hours. You can send a request for a tour to the firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not forget to indicate the number of participants and your preferred time.
It happened again… You lost your AZIMUT password, and you need to find some Quebec cases
The only way to recover your AZIMUT username and password is to write an e-mail to our staff member who is a designated contact person for SOQUIJ, Ramon Lasso email@example.com, asking him to recover your login credentials. Do not forget to include your McGill ID number and your full name in the e-mail.
Once again, I am reminding you that scanning is FREE for McGill students if you are using either one of big multifunctional Xerox machines or an over-head scanner at the second floor.
A call number is a group of numbers and letters put together to tell you where you can find your book, DVD, map, or (sometimes) journal in the library. A call number is located at the bottom of the book spine. To find a call number for a book, you have to look it up in our online catalogue. Call numbers serve two purposes: first, they provide a unique location “address”, for every item within the library; second, they group items by subject, so that when you browse the shelves, you will find books on the same subject next to each other.
Call numbers are assigned not randomly but according to a classification system. In the Law Library, we have books in Library of Congress (LC) (at the 1 – 5 floors) or Cutter (in the basement) classification systems. It can be difficult to understand LC call numbers if you are not used to them, so you may wish to take a look at this small video that could help you to read a LC call number.
You may have noticed that in the Law Library, the majority of books have a call number that starts with K. This is due to the fact that letter K is assigned to “law” as a subject in the LC classification system. Any letters and numbers that you see after K denote a specific sub-subject, e.g. KE 470- 474 groups books on Law of Canada – Conflict of laws. You can consult this Tip-Sheet to see the break-down of the class K by topic.