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HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library Surpasses 3000 Individual Journals

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 and Lexis. One particularly useful database is the Law Journal Library, which has officially surpassed 3,000 journals, all dating back to the first issue ever published! It covers journals published in more than 60 different countries and encompasses more than 1,500 research topics and comes equipped with artificial intelligence tools, visual aids, and more.

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.

HeinOnline to Add to 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 and Lexis.   One particularly useful database is the Law Journal Library, which contains thousands of 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.

 

Brush Up Research Skills with Law Library Legal Research Seminars

Law Library Legal Research Seminar LogoThe Fall semester is in full swing, and many of you may be grappling with significant research projects for the first time.  The C|M|Law Library provides numerous Legal Research Seminars to help you get up to speed.  Our Legal Research Seminars are available online as a “Course” on the Westlaw TWEN platform.  [Connect to TWEN, select Manage Courses – Add Course, then select “C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars.”]  Our Legal Research Seminars cover Lexis and Westlaw resources, effective searching on Lexis and Westlaw, Bluebooking, Administrative Law, Legislative History, Family Law, Foreign Law, HeinOnline resources, Research on the Web, Law Library Study Aids, and the Scholar Catalog.  C|M|Law students may also complete the quiz accompanying each Legal Research Seminar to earn points.  When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a “Legal Research Letter of Recognition” and a Digital Badge, which you can share on social networks, blogs, and websites.  For more information on the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars, contact research.services@law.csuohio.edu.

Have a Paper to Write? These Databases Can Help

Looking for more resources for your paper? We subscribe to a number of law databases in addition to Westlaw and Lexis, and the main library has even more databases that may prove helpful to your research.

Some of the databases may require use of your CSU Scholar PIN to access off campus. Your Scholar PIN provides access to the My Account feature on Scholar, which enables you to renew your checked-out materials and see the status of your requested materials. Your Scholar PIN also provides remote access to many databases. 

To get a PIN, go to Scholar and click on My Account, enter your name and CSU ID#, and click submit. The system will prompt you to enter a new PIN.

Check here for common connection problems related to off-campus databases.

Contact IT at information.technology@law.csuohio.edu if you have issues with the ID and Pin access.

In a Paper Class? Look to Our Research Guides

Many law students go directly to Lexis, or Westlaw when beginning a research project. While these databases may be useful, widening the net in the search for information for your paper or project may be helpful.

When unsure about where to seek a particular type of information, think first of the law library’s Research Guides, which are subject-specific finding aids for locating resources on a topic. There is a direct link to the guides from the law library’s homepage.

The research guides also contain information on databases specific to the topic that may be of use to the researcher. The databases should be thought of in two broad categories: law databases and non-law databases. There is a link to the law databases from the law library’s homepage and the non-law databases (under the link ‘Research Databases’) from the Cleveland State Michael Schwartz (Main) Library’s homepage. The main library’s homepage link can also be found on the law library’s homepage.

The non-law databases contain full-text of articles and documents along with indexes and abstracts that cover a wide range of topics and interests. Some of the databases have many sources, while others might only have one source (e.g. Newspaper Source vs. New York Times).

Consider using other law databases (e.g. HeinOnline) to find information that is beyond the coverage of Lexis, and Westlaw.

Not sure where to start in your research? Law Librarians are available to help during Research Services Hours:

You can also schedule a Research Consultation.