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

Archive for October, 2018

Power Your Research with Citators

Whether using Westlaw (KeyCite) or Lexis (Shepard’s), most students and researchers know to use a citator to see if the case is good law. But don’t stop thereuse Keycite or Shepard’s to get more information for your research. The citator reports have cases that analyze your case, statutes and regulations related to your case, and secondary sources. If the citator report produces too many results, there are a number of ways to limit them on the left side of the document in both systems.

You should always look to a citator report for more information when researching good cases to use. Finally, don’t forget to check the reports for statutes and regulations as well.

New – AVs in Online Teaching Guide

image of woman holding laptop with different media coming out of itThe Law Library has a new research guide – Audiovisuals in Online Teaching – that provides information on resources concerning the effective use of audiovisuals in online teaching. The resources are relevant for law schools and universities, including journal literature, books and websites. The guide also provides information on AV educational fair use, as well as AV resources and products. The Audiovisual in Online Teaching guide is one of the over 65 C|M|Law Library Research Guides.

Two C|M|Law Librarians Present at Regional Conference

Maggie Kiel-Morse and Amy Burchfield, both librarians at C|M|Law, recently presented on the topic of mental health in the legal profession at the annual meeting of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries. The three-day conference, which was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, brings together legal information professionals from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Maggie and Amy’s presentation, entitled It’s a Tall Order: Promoting Mental Health in the Legal Community, introduced attendees to current research and statistics on mental health issues in the legal profession, and offered the opportunity to brainstorm potential help and solutions.

Prof. Sagers Discusses Antitrust Law

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, spoke about antitrust history and the current state of antitrust debate in a long-form podcast produced by the Palm Beach County Young Democrats, based in Palm Beach, Florida.
He also spoke with Law360 about recent federal decisions in Delaware and Georgia limiting the enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission. As he explained, the specific holdings are technical and perhaps obscure, but potentially could pose significant burdens for the agency in its enforcement mission.

HeinOnline: A Useful Group of Databases to Assist in Your Research

HeinOnline is an extremely useful database that includes a variety of resources. It can be accessed via the law library’s homepage under Quicklinks.

Consider using Hein when searching for ‘older’ information, especially if you’re experiencing difficulty finding results on Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg. One particularly useful database is the Law Journal Library, which contains more than 2,200 law and law-related periodicals with comprehensive coverage from the start of each publication.

After accessing the Law Journal Library, a publication search can be performed or publications can be browsed by letter of the alphabet. Once inside the needed periodical, a search can be run or the article citation can be used to go directly to the desired volume.

Check out previous posts on HeinOnline’s CFR and Federal Register Libraries,  US Congressional Documents Library, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law Publications, and Pre-Statehood Legal Materials.