News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Archive for November, 2014

Thanksgiving Hours







Here are our hours over the Thanksgiving holiday:

Wednesday, November 26th         7am – 5pm
Thursday and Friday                      CLOSED
Saturday, November 29th             9am – 5pm
Sunday, November 30th                 10am – 8pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

Federal Legal Sources! Get ya Federal Legal Sources Here!!

supremecourt3With our newly updated research guide titled in a twist of fate: Federal Legal Sources! If you are dealing with a Federal matter this guide is a great place for you to peruse first.

Focus on Think Tank Research

If you’re researching policy issues in say health care law or economics, then you’ll want to consider adding think tank research, data, reports and other publications to your list of research resources. Think tanks are institutions that are often affiliated with universities, governments, foundations, advocacy groups, or non-governmental organizations that produce policy research and publications. Harvard Library has a useful research guide on think tanks. One of the best features of the guide is a custom Google search box that allows you to limit your Google search to just the websites of think tanks. For example, if you searched “universal coverage” in the custom search box, your results would only come from think tank sites, and not from the web in general. The guide also provides you with a list of U.S. think tanks listed alphabetically and a list of international think tanks arranged by region.

Legal Research Guide for Non-Lawyers

logo_aallThe American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has a great short guide for helping pro se litigants get started on their legal research. You may have seen this guide available at our research services desk. Click here to get access to the guide, and share far and wide!

Study Rooms

studyroom1With exams on the horizon, you may want to reserve a study room.  You can reserve a study room anywhere and anytime as long as you can access the internet. The reservation site can even be accessed with your smart phone through The main link to the reservation homepage is You can also reach this link through a button on the law library’s homepage.

The rules for study room reservation:

1. C|M|Law student may reserve a study room for up to three hours each day.

2. Study rooms can be booked up to a week (7 days) in advance.

3. All reservations require a C|M|Law email address.

4. All reservations must be confirmed within 30 minutes of making the reservation.

Failure to complete any of these steps will cause your reservation request to be declined.

If you have any difficulty making a reservation, visit our instructions page or ask a librarian for help.

Please remember to be very considerate of all patrons using the library throughout the exam period. Every patron has a right to use our facilities and services. Try to keep noise levels down in study rooms as well as common areas.