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February 2018

Bibliojuris presents: Law Workshops 2018

BiblioJuris is a workshop series offered at the Brian Dickson Law Library that focuses on helping students advance their researching skills. This Winter term, the Brian Dickson Law Library is offering WestlawNext, Lexis Advance Quicklaw training, and courses which demonstrate how to cite from the McGill Guide (8th Edition). These workshops are designed for upper year students who have already taken the first year legal research courses. 

  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw training- February 5th, 11:30 to 1pm (English). Register Here.
  • Legal Citations rules according to the 8th edition of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation [the McGill Guide]-February 6th, 11:30 to 12:30 pm (English). Register Here.
  • WestlawNext Canada training- February 13th, 11:30 to 1pm (English). Register Here.

For more information on workshops and to register  Click Here.


December 2017

Stress Less Week, 11-15th of December 2017 at the Brian Dickson Law Library.

  • Monday the 11th of December, 12:00-1:15 Therapy dog Benton in room FTX 403
  • Tuesday the 12th of December, 11:00- 1:00 Cookie decorating outside the Library.
  • Wednesday the 13th of December, 11:00-1:00  Nintendo Switch- Mario Kart 8 in room FTX 403
  • All Week Long- Puzzles, Coloring Books in room FTX 419

    Brian Dickson Law Library Therapy Dog Session- With April and Benton the dog.

    Monday the 11th of  December,12 :00-1:15 Fauteux Hall, 4th Floor Room FTX 403

    droitlaw@uOttawa.ca; Phone: 613-562-5812. ------- Register here.

The Student Academic Success Service (SASS) and Health Promotion (UOHS)  offers an animal therapy program for University of Ottawa students. This initiative allows individuals who may be experiencing anxiety or are living through difficult or stressful situations to spend time therapy dogs trained specifically to help in these types of situations.

October 2017

  • International Games Week- October 30 to November 3rd. Join us in celebrating International Games Weeks from October the 30th to November the 3rd. The games week is an initiative of the American Library Association that aims to promote games and gaming in libraries. All events are free, snacks included! Students across Ottawa, from Algonquin College, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa are participating! At the Brian Dickson Law Library there will be creepy Edward Gorey Puzzles in the Reading Room 419A for the duration of the Week. To find out locations and times of the various activities. Click here to Access the site

September 2017

  • Tips on Legal Research Are you bewildered when it comes to Citing References using the McGill Guide (RedBook)? Or using Boolean Logic in legal databases?Lost in laws? If this is the case, then visit our updated Principles of legal research website, created by the Brian Dickson Law Library. Here you’ll find a collection of learning modules designed to help you understand how to find all sorts of legal information quickly and easily. Click here to Access the courses.
  • Rare items returned to the Brian Dickson Law Library! The Supreme Court of Canada showcased an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Right Honourable Brian Dickson who was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on March 26, 1973 and became its chief justice on April 18, 1984. He served on the Supreme Court for 17 years before retiring on June 30, 1990. See The Right Honourable Brian Dickson: Life in the service of Canada by the Brian Dickson Library here.
  • In 2015, The Brian Dickson Law Library and the Supreme Court of Canada made a loan agreement for decorations, badges of orders and medals that were presented in their exhibit entitled “Chief Justice Brian Dickson”. The exhibit ran from late January 2016 to late March, 2017 in the Supreme Court’s Grand Entrance Hall.These rare items are now returned to the Brian Dickson Law Library’s reading room. This reading room is a must see quiet study space available to all the University of Ottawa’s Law Students. For more information on the Brian Dickson Law Library and reading room click here.
  • BiblioJuris Presents: Lexis Advance Quicklaw training- September 13th from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. Come learn how to use Lexis Advance Quicklaw at a workshop being offered at  the Brian Dickson Law Library. These workshops are designed for upper year students who have  already taken the first year legal research courses.     This workshop will be bilingual. Register Here.
  • BiblioJuris Presents: Westlaw Next Canada training- September 14th from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. This workshop, provided by a Westlaw trainer, will help you learn everything you need to know about using this database. These workshops are designed for upper year students who have already taken the first year legal research courses. This workshop will be bilingual. Register Here.
  • Tours of the Library 2017- September 6 to September 8 2017. We are running tours of the Brian Dickson Law Library during the first week of classes-Tours will last about 20 minutes and will provide an overview of the various services of the Brian Dickson Law Library. Participants will meet at the circulation desk near the entrance of the Library. Register here now!

May 2017

  • SOQUIJ and LexisNexis Quicklaw- summer break: As in previous years, access to SOQUIJ and LexisNexis Quicklaw ended on April 28th. Thus, all access codes for law students will be closed on that date. Only students attending a summer course, working for a professor or graduate will be able to access it between May and August.

December 2016


June 2016

  • June 12-16, the Brian Dickson Law Library will welcome participants from the New Law Librarians’ Institute conference. This program, sponsored by the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, aims to support librarians' legal skills development.
  • Exam bank: Previous Common Law section exams are now digitally available. Please note the Exam bank page is updated as exams become available. Check out the listing on our "Research" page above or click here: Exam bank.

May 2016

  • Infogram: Interested in health law? Take a look at our new infogram here: the Zika virus. Looking for information on Canada's refugee law? Check out our latest infographic here: Syrian Refugees and Canada's Refugee Law.
  • New collection: Many of our civil codes are now located in one convenient section: beside the self checkout on the 4th floor.
  • International Law: Start your research on this topic with our new International Law (Public) research guide.

December 2015

  • Exam hours: The library is open from 8am to 2am every day from November 30 until December 22. Exception for December 22nd: 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • Food drive campaign: Bring in your donation for the Ottawa Food Bank and don't forget to fill out a ballot for a chance to win a prize basket. Prizes include bluetooth speaker, USB charger, reusable waterbottle and more!

October 2015

  • BiblioJuris Brush up on your WestlawNext Canada, LexisNexis/Quicklaw and SOQUIJ searching skills.

September 2015

  • Discover the life and career of the law library's namesake. This short video, complete with full closed captioning, details Brian Dickson's many accomplishments: The Right Honourable Brian Dickson A Life in the Service of Canada.
  • Need a quick charge on your cell or tablet ? : A charging station has been installed in Room 419, the Study Room in the Brian Dickson Law Library. It can charge Apple (new and old jacks), Android, Blackberry. The station can charge a maximum of 5 devices at once.
  • New! Macbook users can now borrow Magsafe chargers from the circulation desk in the Law Library. Click here for more information.
  • Discover the Library's resources on the Canadian Federal Election with this infogram: Canadian Federal Election 2015
  • Art therapy: Relieve some stress with the colouring pencils and pages available in room 419A.
  • International Law: Start your research on this topic with our new International Law (Public) research guide.

January 2015

  • American Bar Association Collection Periodicals. For more information and quick access to the most recent additions, please go to the Law 101 HeinOnline Collection Research Guide.
  • Do you want to get ahead in your coursework? Join one of our many legal research workshops in February and March to master researching skills and legal resources.
  • New! Fill up your waterbottle at our new fountain located beside room 421.
  • The new Library website has been launched! Send us your comments to help us continually improve our services.

September 2014

  • Now available to borrow at the circulation desk.
  • Significant changes affecting some of our key resources this fall : In early autumn, Westlaw Canada we will be replaced by Westlaw Next Canada on September 2, 2014, a tool that will perform even better, with a more intuitive interface. If you have set alerts, please note their details in order to recreate them in the new environment ! Also make sure to take note of your user id and password ! We will also see changes made to the research tools Azimut and La référence.

October 2014

  • Need a quick charge on your cell or tablet ? : A charging station has been installed in Room 419, the Study Room in the Brian Dickson Law Library. It can charge Apple (new and old jacks), Android, Blackberry. The station can charge a maximum of 5 devices at once.

November 2014

  • Canada Treaty Information, Maritime Law Book Online. For more information and quick access to the most recent additions, please go to the Law 101 Research Guide.

August 2014

  • You would like to share with us an idea, a remark or a comment ? A suggestion box can be found at the circulation desk.

May 2014

  • Liberty and Security in a Changing World. A 303-page report on the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance operations by an independent panel. A direct link is available on the homepage of the Intellectual Property Law Research Guide.

February 2014

  • World Bank e-Library Database:. Redesigned with new look and new features.
  • New Databases: LexisNexis State Capital | Oxford Competition Law | Oxford Scholarly Authorities | Making of Modern Law : Foreign Primary Sources (1600-1970) | Halsbury's Laws of Australia : For more information and quick access to the most recent additions, please go to the Law 101 Research Guide.
  • Group Study Room Booking: Group study rooms at the Law Library can be booked online by law students with a current uOttawa Library card.

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