Calling All Summer RAs

April 28, 2017

Are you a Faculty of Law Summer Research Assistant? If yes, then please let us know. The Library has planned Research Instructional Sessions for you in order for your research projects to go as smoothly as possible.

These sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in May and June and they cover everything from inter-library loans, to copyright, to searching online databases.

Our first session will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 12:30pm in the Library Training Room (Room P363). If you are unable to attend, please introduce yourself to one of the librarians (John Bolan, Sooin Kim, Alexia Loumankis) when you start working.

At this Orientation session, we will go over important information that you will need in order to do your research and use the Law Library over the summer, including:

  • Extending access to Quicklaw and WestlawNext
  • Borrowing on behalf of your Professor(s)
  • Photocopying, printing, and scanning in the Library and other administrative details
  • Copyright and Open Access

Throughout the summer, we will offer a series of lunch-time research instructional sessions for you on the following topics:

May 9               Orientation, Copyright, & Open Access
May 11*           Zotero citation tool (tentative date/time)
May 16             Books
May 18             Journals
May 23             Historical Databases with Professor Simon Stern
May 25             International and Human Rights
May 30             WestlawNext Canada
June 1              Lexis Advance Quicklaw
June 6              Cases
June 8              Legislation

The sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 12:30pm-1:30pm in the Library training room (P363).

We encourage you to attend; reminders will be sent out in advance of each session.

If you have any questions about the Summer 2017 RA Library Research Instructional Program, please feel free to contact any one of us: John Bolan, Sooin Kim, or Alexia Loumankis.

*Photo of Torys Hall by Stephanie Coffey

So now what?

April 20, 2017

School’s out for summer: the last of the exams was written yesterday afternoon and 10:00am this morning was the deadline for written assignments.

But before you start studying for the bar ads or get busy with your summer job, relax and distract yourself with the following events around campus.

Check out the beautiful cherry blossoms at Robarts Library.


You can also watch their progress on twitter by following #cherryblossom

You were probably too busy to participate in Canadian Film Day, but, don’t worry, you can borrow over 700 Canadian feature films from U of T’s Media Commons.

Continue your #ReconciliationResolution by visiting two new exhibits at Hart House that were created by faculty and students from U of T’s Department of History to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s Calls to Action and Canada’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. Canada by Treaty features historical maps, paintings, text, and archival photographs, while Words to Form – The Shape of Reconciliation is a proposed monument devoted to residential schools and the issue of reconciliation by student James Bird. (For more information about both exhibits, please see here.)

Take in some art at U of T’s Art Centre. It’s All Happening So Fast: A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment is on from May 3 until mid-July.

Or catch a falling star at U of T’s Planetarium.

Whatever your next steps are — we wish you continued success and congratulate you on another positive and engaging year. We hope to see you soon!


*Photo courtesy of U of T.

New Books in the Library – March 2017

April 12, 2017

Below are just a few of our new books. Check out the entire March 2017 Acquisitions List to see all the new books in the Library.


E78 .C2 I66 2017
Title: Indigenous peoples and resource development in Canada / edited by Robert Bone, Robert Anderson
Publication info: Concord, Ontario : Captus Press, 2017.
Subject: Indigenous peoples–Canada–Economic conditions.
Subject: Natural resources–Canada.
Subject: Natural resources–Government policy–Canada.


Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services
K120 .G66 2016
Title: Robots in law : how artificial intelligence is transforming legal services / Joanna Goodman.
Publication info: London, United Kingdom : ARK Group, [2016]
Subject: Law offices–Automation.
Subject: Artificial intelligence.
Subject: Legal research–Data processing
Location: Reserves





KE1067 .I5 K45 2017
Title: Insider trading in Canada : a practical guide to the law / Norman Keith.
Edition: Second edition.
Publication info: Toronto, Ont. : LexisNexis Canada, 2017.
Subject: Insider trading in securities–Law and legislation–Canada.


Recent Tables of Contents – March 2017

April 4, 2017

The Advocate’s Quarterly – Volume 46 no. 3 (January 2017)

Canadian Criminal Law Review/Revue canadienne de droit pénal – Volume 22 no. 1 (February 2017)

Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice/Revue canadienne de droit administratif et de pratique – Volume 30 no. 1 (March 2017)

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence – Volume 30 no. 1 (February 2017)

Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques – Volume 43 Supplement no. 1 (January 2017)

Journal of International Law and International Relations – Volume 12 no. 1 (Spring 2016)

University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 67, no. 1 (Winter 2017)

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