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Meet a Treatise: Wigmore on Evidence

This post is the first in an occasional series in which we will provide the basics on the most important treatises in U.S. and Ohio law, covering the background, what is it, and where to find it, both in the library and online (if applicable).

Wigmore on Evidence

Background: John Wigmore was an American lawyer and Dean at Northwestern School of Law. Wigmore is best known for his master work now called Wigmore on Evidence (FKA Treatise on the Anglo-American System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law). He also contributed to the development of Japanese law in the late 19th century and U.S. military justice in World War I.

What is it: Wigmore on Evidence is an encyclopedic survey of the development of the law of evidence. It is updated annually and is considered the preeminent treatise dealing with all things related to evidence.

Where to find it: Wigmore on Evidence is available in print in the reference section of the library. Electronically, Wigmore can be found on the Cheetah platform (a Wolters-Kluwer product) and is available to all students and staff (see our previous post on all Cheetah treatise offerings).

For more information on available treatises, check out our Major Legal Treatises research guide.

New Online Access to Key Treatises: Farnsworth on Contracts, Wigmore on Evidence and More

You now have electronic access to twelve key legal titles previously only available in print. Electronic access to these titles is now available through the Wolters Kluwer Cheetah platform, which you can access directly while on campus. From off campus, you can authenticate using your CSU ID and Scholar credentials to access the titles. The links below will take you to these works, or you can search for them by the title of the treatise in Scholar, our library catalogue.

Two of the most popular treatises now available electronically are Wigmore on Evidence and Farnsworth on Contracts. Here is a complete list of all titles now available electronically through Cheetah. The links will take you to the Scholar catalogue, where you will find a link directly to the source.



CDC Clarifies Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Photo of 2 opioid prescription bottlesThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventions recently released a letter clarifying its 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.  The letter is actually dated 2/28/19, and was written by Deborah Dowell, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and a co-author of the 2016 Guideline.  The clarification letter addresses concerns of physicians caring for patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, and other serious illnesses.  Treatment options for pain are often being limited by laws or denied by insurers who say they are following the 2016 Guideline.  In her letter, Dr. Dowell restates that the 2016 Guideline “provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.” [My underline.]  She then notes “Because of the unique therapeutic goals, and balance of risks and benefits with opioid therapy in such care, clinical practice guidelines specific to cancer treatment, palliative care, and end of life care should be used to guide treatment and reimbursement decisions regarding use of opioids as part of pain control in these circumstances.”  Dr. Dowell also cites “useful guidance” documents, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology Management of Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Adult Cancer Pain, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Evidence Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease Expert Panel Report.

National Library Week Starts on Sunday!

 National Library Week begins this Sunday, April 7th. This annual celebration highlights the incredible value that libraries provide for our communities. This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities” and showcases the ways in which libraries provide critical programming, access to resources, and other services to all members of their local communities. Tuesday, April 9th is National Library Workers Day, so stop in and say hello!

Show your support for National Library Week by sharing what you love about libraries using #MyLibraryMyStory on social media and visit And check out the Cedar Lee next week for the new film The Public, centering on events at a public library in Cincinnati.

Insights into Generation Z

With their oldest members approaching their mid-twenties, Generation Z is our newest cohort in law schools around the country. Born between 1995 and 2010, many more Generation Z students are in college or high school today. Scholars and educators wonder what makes Generation Z students tick. A recent book, Generation Z Goes to College by Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace gives some insight. According to the authors, members of Generation Z:

  • Are loyal, compassionate, open-minded and motivated by not wanting to let others down.
  • Are anxious about the high cost of higher education, yet believe that education is the foundation for success.
  • May show a lack of interest in volunteering as a results of being “voluntold” or required to participate in service projects in school.
  • Don’t see their bosses, religious leaders, professional athletes, celebrities, or political leaders as authority figures.
  • Prefer an intrapersonal learning style and are comfortable with working independently.
  • Are open to experiential learning and entrepreneurship.