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Get Your IT Questions Answered Tomorrow–Learning Commons 12-2pm

For our final Ebytes session of the semester, Rick Zhang from our Information Technology (IT) Department will be available to answer your technology-related questions. The session is on a drop-in basis from 12-2pm tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15 in the Learning Commons. The most frequently asked questions this time of year are about exam software and device compatibility, but feel free to stop in with any technology-related queries.

Plenty of Study Aids Available

AO66 in the law library–That’s where you can get all the study aids available in print and on CD ready for you to check out.  Some of the most popular titles include:  Understanding, Q&A, Examples and Explanations, Sum and Substance, Nutshells, and Emanuel’s Outlines.

If a title is checked out don’t fret because we may have a copy available for use in the library in the reference section on the first floor.  Finally don’t forget we also have a lot of study aids available online in our digital study aids collection—you don’t even have to be in the library to check those out!

Flashcards Available

Do you like to use flashcards to study?

Law in a Flash Flashcards are available for checkout at the circulation desk in the law library.

Topics currently available for checkout are: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Real Property, Torts, and Wills & Trusts.  Depending on demand for the flashcards more titles may be added in the future.

Ebooks Available for Checkout

The Law Library has a large number of ebook study aids and practice area materials available via the Overdrive platform. The large number of titles include Practice Area Gilbert’s, Q&A, Understanding (various areas of law), and Nutshells. Check them out!

As always, our reference librarians are available to help in our new Research Services (reference) office located in room 112.

Ebytes Fall 2017– Wednesdays 12-2pm in Learning Commons

Ebytes are back this fall!  If you are not familiar with ebytes, they are short demos on products or services that you have access to via the law library.  Every Wednesday from 12 pm-2pm (see schedule below), you can drop in at any point during that time for a short demo.  Each week you stop by you are entered into a contest for a $25 gift card.  We are giving away 3 gift cards this semester (at the end of September, October, and November.)

If you have any questions, contact Student Services Librarian Brian Cassidy at or 216-523-7364.


  • August 23th – The Catalog: Finding and Requesting Materials
  • August 30th – Social Media at the Law Library
  • September 6th – How Research Guides Can Help You Research Better
  • September 13th – Using History and Folders on Lexis and Westlaw
  • September 20th – Using Alerts on Westlaw and Lexis
  • September 27th – No Question Too Big or Small-Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Help
  • October 4th – Current Awareness Research With the Health Affairs Database
  • October 11th – Finding Law Review Articles
  • October 18th – Practical Law from Westlaw-Get Yourself Practice Ready
  • October 25th – Gale U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs
  • November 1st – Bluebooking Q&A
  • November 8th – ProQuest Congressional-For all your Legislative History Needs
  • November 15th – IT Questions and Answers