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Yoga in the Quiet Room Tomorrow

Take a minute to relax with Yoga in the Quiet Room tomorrow, Tuesday Nov. 20 from 5:00-5:45pm. This class is for all levels, beginners welcome! Please bring a yoga mat or towel. The Quiet Room is located in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the Law Library.

Law Library Online Legal Research Seminars

Students, do you have a bit of time before or during the upcoming Thanksgiving break?  Why not refresh your research skills and take a few Law Library Legal Research Seminars?!  The Seminars are conveniently available online, via the Westlaw TWEN platform.  You earn points for completing a 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.

Here are descriptions of seven of our Law Library Legal Research Seminars:

  • Starting Research with Secondary Sources – Why recreate the wheel? Examine how secondary sources explain and analyze “the law” for you, as well as cite primary authority. [17:02 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Bluebooking – For faster legal drafting, review how to effectively apply citation and style rules, as well as abbreviation and jurisdiction tables. [38:47 mins; 25 points]
  • Administrative Law – Break through the mysteries of agency rulemaking and case adjudication. Learn the key resources for finding federal and Ohio agency regulations and decisions. [29:59 mins; 25 points]
  • Cost Effective Federal Legislative History: Congress.gov & GPO.gov – Understand the importance of, and materials generated in, the federal legislative process.  See how to find key materials in the freely-available Congress.gov and GPO.gov. [17:33 mins; 12.5 points]
  • HeinOnline – Review the wide array of content (eg, law journals, session laws, foreign law), date coverage, and unique features of this full-text “database of databases.” [16:49 mins.; 12.5 points]
  • Practical Law by Westlaw Review the specialized practice areas, resources and features of this unique Westlaw product. [13:44 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Bioethics Resources & Scholarly Writing – Examine a wide array of bioethics resources, as well as learn how these resources can be used to select a paper topic and conduct effective research on that topic. [28:33 mins; 25 points]

We also have six Law Library Legal Research Seminars on the major legal research platforms.  In these Seminars, you will learn big box & pre-filtered searching, how to print/download/email search results, how to use citator services to update and expand your research, and the basics of combining terms & phrases in effective search statements:

  • Westlaw Overview [20:03 mins; 12.5 points]
  • KeyCite [10:16 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Lexis Advance Overview [21:11 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Shepard’s [11;54 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Bloomberg Law Overview Also reviews content not available on Lexis Advance & Westlaw. [25:39 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Terms & Connectors Searching [10:48 mins; 12.5 points]

For more information on the Law Library Legal Research Seminars, contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian.

Law Library Closed Monday November 12 in Observance of Veterans Day

The law library and university will be closed on Monday November 12, 2018 in observance of Veterans Day in the United States.  The law library will have normal hours this weekend and the rest of the week next week after Monday.

 

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.