Brian Dickson Law Library: Workshops

The following workshops will be taking place in the computer lab in FTX 430.


BiblioJuris

Description: BiblioJuris is a workshop series offered at the Brian Dickson Law Library that focuses on helping students advance their researching skills. Principally, the Brian Dickson Law Library runs two major workshop series: 

The first workshop series

This first workshop series occurs during the academic term between the months of September to April of each year. We reserve seats for the University of Ottawa students.

The first workshop series includes the following topics: the fundamental Canadian legal research practices, to effectively use key law databases, how to create legal citations with the McGill guide, and how to locate case laws.

The second workshop series

The second workshop series occurs in May and is designed for University of Ottawa law students working during the summer as research assistants to law professors.

The second workshop series introduce the core library services for research activities and suggest collections that are related to each research project.

Registration is done by sending an email including the details of the research project and the professor with which you are working to droitlaw@uOttawa.ca.


  • Searching case law: February 6th 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm (English) and February 7th 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm, (French). Do you need to search for case law and doesn’t know where to start? This workshop might be for you. Learn how to be efficient into locating case law in SOQUIJ, La Référence, Lexis Advance Quicklaw and WestlawNext Canada. You’ll learn where you can find case law from Canada, Quebec, Australia, United States and France. Registerto the workshop offered in the language of your choice (French or English)
  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw training: February 11th 2019, 11:30am to 1pm (English) and Feburary 14th 2019, 11:30am to 1pm (French), room FTX 430. This workshop, provided by a Lexis trainer, will help you learn everything you need to know about using this database. Register to the workshop offered in the language of your choice (French or English).
  • Zotero: February 12th 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm (French) and February 13th 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm (English). Zotero is a bibliography management software. That category of software allows to create a database with the sources you’ve used and using these data to create a first version of your bibliography. There are thousands of bibliographic styles available including the McGill Guide. Register to the workshop offered in the language of your choice (French or English).
  • Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation,9th edition (McGill Guide): February 25th 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm (English) and February 27th 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm (French). Do you have difficulties when it comes to cite your documents? Are all the rules from the McGill Guide are confusing? If so, this workshop is for you! At the end of this workshop, you’ll have a better understanding of the basic rules of the McGill and will be able to use it more efficiently. Register to the workshop offered in the language of your choice (French or English).
  • WestlawNext Canada training: Feburary 26th 2019, 11:30am to 1pm (English) and Feburary 28th 2019, 11:30am to 1pm (French), room FTX 430. This workshop, provided by a Westlaw trainer, will help you learn everything you need to know about using this database. Register to the workshop offered in the language of your choice (French or English).

Questions?

Please contact Dave Landry, law librarian
Email: dave.landry@uottawa.ca
Telephone: 613-562-5800 ext. 3363

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