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Even in the Summer…Your Law Library is Here for You

If you are taking classes or have a summer assignment that you need assistance with, we are here for you!

Contact our reference staff at:

216-687-6877
research.services@law.csuohio.edu
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Be sure to check our hours, because summer hours differ from Fall and Spring semesters.

Updated “Administrative Law” & “Federal Legislative History” Seminars

Image of C|M|Law Library Digital BadgeTwo Seminars have just been updated on the Law Library’s Legal Research Seminars TWEN course.  The updated “Administrative Law” Seminar reflects changes resulting from the Westlaw Edge platform.  The updated “Cost-Effective Federal Legislative History: Congress.gov and Govinfo.gov” Seminar reflects changes resulting from the Govinfo.gov website (which replaced the FDsys website).  We will continue to update and add new Seminars over the summer.  Remember, the Law Library’s Legal Research Seminars are continuously available on the Westlaw TWEN platform.  View a Seminar, then complete that Seminar’s quiz to earn points.  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.  Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|Law, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition and Digital Badges.

Take a Study Break With a Law-Related Movie

With the semester winding down, you may need to take a study break! The Law Library has law-related movies documentaries for checkout, which are located to the left of the entrance (upon entering), by the reference section. The videos can be checked out for a week but can be renewed online or by asking at the desk.

Many other materials are also available through the law library’s catalogs: Scholar, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio.  SearchOhio is great for requesting pleasure reading and videos. For those unfamiliar with SearchOhio, think of it as the public library’s version of OhioLINK. If an item you want is not available in the OhioLINK catalog, check the SearchOhio collection by clicking the “SearchOhio” icon on the upper right of the screen. Enter your ID and password just as you would when requesting OhioLINK materials, and the material will arrive in the same manner as any OhioLINK item would arrive. Fine policies differ somewhat; ask a library staff member for details.

Law Library Student Survey 2019 Ends This Sunday

Thank you to those who have already participated in the law library survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJTJ59Y).  There is still time to take the survey through this Sunday. All C|M|Law students are encouraged to participate. The survey will take about 10 minutes or less to complete and covers library facilities and services.

All participants in the survey who are interested will be entered into a random drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.    All survey participants will also be able to indicate if they wish to take part in small follow up focus groups at which pizza and pop will be provided.

 

Updated “Bluebook” Seminar

image of the cover of the bluebook“The Bluebook: Citing to Basic Sources” has just been added to the Law Library’s Legal Research Seminars TWEN course.  This new “Bluebook” Seminar is an updated version of a previous Seminar.  Stay tuned – we will be adding more updated Seminars, and new Seminars, over the next few months.  Remember, the Law Library’s Legal Research Seminars are continuously available on the Westlaw TWEN platform.  View a Seminar, then complete that Seminar’s quiz to earn points.  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.  Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|Law, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition and Digital Badges.