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

Research Resources for Your Summer Classes & Work

photo of law clerk using laptopThe C|M|Law Library provides a range of research resources that can help you do the best in your summer classes and at work.  You can contact us with research questions in-person during Research Services Hours, or via email or chat.  Our Research Guides provide information on and links to materials, websites, and databases addressing over 60 legal topics.  C|M|Law and CSU students can schedule a Research Consultation for in-depth assistance with topical legal research or when writing an upper-level paper or journal note.  C|M|Law students can also access Law Library Legal Research Seminars, which address major legal databases, terms and connectors searching, Bluebooking, administrative law, Federal legislative history, free web research, bioethics and scholarly writing.  Our Seminars are continuously available on the Westlaw TWEN platform.  If you want to earn points, complete that Seminar’s quiz.  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.

New Research Guide – Fair Housing

The library has a new  Fair Housing Research Guide.  It contains links to books and practice materials  on Lexis and Westlaw, as well as library call numbers.   There are direct links to relevant statutes, web sites, administrative decisions, case law databases, regulations and journals.   There is also a section on finding legislative history for fair housing legislation.

Also useful for housing law and community development research are the library’s recently updated  Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Research Guide  and the national sources mentioned in Ohio Local Government Law Resource Guide.

Latest Research Guide – News Sources

Of course, Lexis and Westlaw have databases of recent newspaper articles (back to the 80s or 90s), but what if you need historical articles?  Likewise, free news web sites may not have the coverage you need.  Or, what if you need Ohio legislative news?  Or need to use a source during the summer when you may not have access to Westlaw or Lexis law school accounts?    Find resources to meet all these needs via the library’s  News Research Guide.