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Archive for September 19th, 2016

HeinOnline: Check it out

HeinOnline is a great database that you have access to with many resources included.  The easiest way to access is via the law library’s homepage under “Quicklinks.”

I always tell students to think of Hein when they are looking for something old, i.e., something beyond the coverage of “The Other Guys”—Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg.  The best example of this is the law journals library (see screen shots below).  This library has more than 2200 law and law-related periodicals with comprehensive coverage from the start of each publication.

Once in the Law Journal Library, you can search for your publication or browse for it by letter of the alphabet .  Once you are inside the periodical, you can run a search or if you know the article citation you can go right to the volume (see screenshots below.

Two friendly reminders:  we will be posting a few more blogs about HeinOnline this week and we will be having a HeinOnline contest next week for a $50 Amazon gift card!  You will receive a email about the contest and we will also post the details on the blog next Monday, September 26th.

















9/21 “Finding Ohio Sources” Seminar

image of laptop, book & writing tabletThe Finding Ohio Sources in Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & Westlaw Law Library Research Certificate Seminar is Wednesday, September 21st, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room A059.

Here are key points about the Law Library Research Certificate Seminars this Fall 2016 semester:

  • Law Library Research Certificate Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • You do not need to register to take a Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • Each of the Seminars will take place on Wednesdays, in Law Library Room A059.
  • We are offering several 30-minute Seminars, and a couple 60-minute in-depth Seminars.  Many of the Seminars will concern Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a 30-minute Seminar, and 25 points for attending a 60-minute Seminar.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Law Library Research Certificate, and you can earn multiple Certificates.
  • If you earn a Certificate within the 2016-2017 academic year, you will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card!

Here is a list of the remaining Fall 2016 Research Certificate Seminar dates, times, and topics:

  • September 28, 4:30pm-5pm – Finding Ohio Cases & Statutes in Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & Westlaw
  • October 19, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Bluebooking
  • October 26, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Terms & Connectors Searching
  • November 2, 4:30pm-5pm – BCite (ie, Bloomberg Law’s Citator)
  • November 9, 4:30pm-5pm – Shepard’s
  • November 16, 4:30pm-5pm – KeyCite

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,