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Archive for the ‘Research Guides’

New and Improved Election Law Guide

Our reborn Election Law Guide is ready for viewing. Although most elections are done for 2017, there is one remaining in Alabama.

The guide is filled with primary and secondary materials for both the state and federal level. Information included is both online and in print in our collection and covers treatises, journals, blogs, databases, and websites.

We will be highlighting more guides that were published previously as part of our Research Guides and are now being republished to assist in your research.

New (Old) Research Guides Being Added

We are in the process of adding some new entries to the research guides that are part of the library’s collection. Some guides will be updated, which should be completed by the end of the year. Take a look at the new additions and/or some of the other guides!

Research Guides are a great place to start your research:

  • Research guides can help you locate authoritative secondary sources, like leading treatises on a topic. A good treatise can save you lots of research time.
  • Research guides point you to databases beyond Lexis and Westlaw. If you stop your research with those two databases, you may miss something.
  • If you’re writing a seminar paper or journal note, use research guides to find current awareness sources like blogs and other websites, which can help when choosing a topic to write about.
  • If you’re studying for exams, research guides let you know what study aids are available in the library.
  • Research guides are free! And you can use them when you’re out in practice.

As always, your librarians are available to help out too!

Election Time…Time for Election Law Resources


Election time always is a good time to point out Election Law resources!

Election Law @ Moritz, provided by The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, is an up-to-date resource on election law including some hot topics for Ohioans.

Also from our collection:

Looking for something else on voting or election law? Check out our research guides or search Scholar!

New Law Library DACA Resource Guide

Photo of 9/15/17 DACA demonstration in San Francisco.The Law Library has just created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Resource Guide.  The guide was created to complement the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University Forum conducted September 28, 2017.  The Forum featured academic and legal experts who discussed the policy’s origins, its current status, and the practical implications for immigrants under DACA.

[Photo of 9/5/17 demonstration in San Francisco by Funcrunch.]

Lots of Databases to Choose From

Researching any area of law thoroughly means looking beyond just the usual Lexis or Westlaw. As a C|M Law student, you have access to a whole array of databases that cover legal specialties as well as inter-disciplinary subjects. For law databases, have a look at our Research Databases guide, which points you toward subject specialties like tax and accounting, securities, legislative history, and labor and employment. Many of these specialty databases are part of HeinOnline. For non-law databases, have a look at the Research Databases by Subject listing from the Michael Schwartz Library. Some interdisciplinary databases relevant to legal research include political science, health sciences, business, education, and economics.