New Look for the Law Subject Guide

During the holiday break, we migrated our subject guide to a new tabbed layout. We hope that this design that uses tabs instead of subheadings to divide the subsections will be more conducive to the resource discovery. It allows to avoid vertical scrolling and provides more visibility for the resources that were previously “buried” at the bottoms of the pages.

Law Library Summer Schedule

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.

ILL username and password

Effective Thursday February 7, 2013, all McGill ILL borrowers have to log in to the Colombo ILL system using their McGill username and password ( for students or for staff). Old Colombo usernames and passwords will no longer be accepted. For more information about Colombo click here.

Azimut, Westlaw, and QuickLaw presentations

The Law Library is inviting you again to the legal databases training offered by the publishers:
QuickLaw (LexiNexis)
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 from 12h30-14h

Azimut-Juris.doc (SOQUIJ)
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.

Legal Research Manuals and Guides

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).

More about scanning

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:  

Library tours for law students

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 Please do not forget to indicate the number of participants and your preferred time.

Lost AZIMUT Password/ Username

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, asking him to recover your login credentials. Do not forget to include your McGill ID number and your full name in the e-mail.