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

Archive for September, 2019

Database Trial – Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment

We’re running a trial on a new HeinOnline database through October 11. The Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE) database is organized into sixteen tabs that contain important sports and entertainment cases, scholarly articles, books, congressional documents, and legislative histories. Some of the research topics in BLASE are athlete and entertainer representation, gender and race discrimination, contract regulation, injuries and violence, and publicity rights. We encourage you to use the database; if you have comments, please email us at

Explore over 5,000 Law Works in EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University

Find the full texts of over 5,000 works on law topics in EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University, our university’s scholarly repository. The sunburst display allows you to navigate easily by topic. Some of our biggest areas covered are constitutional law, health law and policy, torts, and medical jurisprudence.

EngagedScholarship includes C|M|LAW faculty publications; articles from the Cleveland State Law Review, the Journal of Law & Health, and the Global Business Law Review; historic law school publications; and special collections such as The Sam Sheppard Cases and Terry v. Ohio.

New Interactive Edition of Democracy in America Available on HeinOnline

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. Tocqueville and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead. They arrived in New York City in May of that year and spent nine months traveling the United States, studying the prisons, and collecting information on American society, including its religious, political, and economic character.

Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America is a classic text of politics and history in which the author examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years. The link above takes you to HeinOnline’s new interactive edition, available to the Cleveland State community.

Law Library Legal Research Seminars – Social Justice Track

Image of C|M|Law Library Digital BadgeC|M|Law students interested in cost-effective research or social justice research issues should check out these four Law Library Legal Research Seminars:

  • Starting Research with Secondary Sources
  • Terms & Connectors Searching
  • Cost-Effective Searching on Lexis Advance & Westlaw
  • Cost-Effective Federal Legislative History: and

Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|LAW students, including our MLS and LLM students, and are continuously available online via the Westlaw TWEN platform.  [Connect to TWEN, then “add” the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course.]  You earn points for completing an online Seminar by correctly answering 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar’s quiz.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.  When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition and a Digital Badge, which you can post to your LinkedIn page.  You can earn multiple Letters and Digital Badges.  For more information on the Law Library Legal Research Seminars, contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian.

ProQuest Congressional for Legislative History

ProQuest Congressional provides users with efficient, targeted access to the most comprehensive collection of historic and current congressional information available anywhere online.

ProQuest Congressional (linked from our database page) is one of the best databases for legislative history information. It is available on campus or remotely with authentication (CSU ID and Pin). One great feature is compiled legislative histories, which are created through gathering and organizing into one place all documents related to the passage of an important piece of legislation.

For more information on conducting legislative history research, see our Legislative History Research Guide.