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


Brush Up Skills with Law Library Online Legal Research Seminars

Image of C|M|Law Library Digital BadgeKeeping research skills honed is important when in class or at work.  Law Library Legal Research Seminars cover Westlaw, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg Law, as well as many topical legal research areas such as legislative history.  Several Seminars emphasize cost-effective research or include a social justice research issue.  Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|LAW students, including our MLS and LLM students, and are continuously available online via the Westlaw TWEN platform.  You earn points for completing an online 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 the currently available online Law Library Legal Research Seminars:

  • The Bluebook: Citing to Basic Sources
  • Starting Research with Secondary Sources**
  • Terms & Connectors Searching**
  • Cost-Effective Searching on Lexis Advance & Westlaw**
  • Lexis Overview
  • Shepard’s
  • Westlaw Overview
  • KeyCite
  • Practical Law from Westlaw
  • Bloomberg Law Overview
  • Administrative Law
  • Cost-Effective Federal Legislative History: Congress.gov and Govinfo.gov**
  • Researching Foreign Law
  • Tax Law Research
  • Health Law & Bioethics Resources & Scholarly Writing
  • HeinOnline
  • Scholar Catalog

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

Law Library Research Seminars on TWEN

Image of C|M|Law Library Digital BadgeC|M|Law students can access Law Library Legal Research Seminars on the Westlaw TWEN platform – simply “Add” the “C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars” Course to your TWEN “My Courses” page. The Seminars address the major legal databases, terms and connectors searching, cost-effective searching, Bluebooking, administrative law, Federal legislative history, Federal & Ohio administrative law, tax law, health law/bioethics & scholarly writing, foreign law, HeinOnline resources, and the Scholar catalog. Students interested in earning Seminar points complete the quiz accompanying each Seminar. Points vary per Seminar, and 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.

Bloomberg BNA Tax Materials

When researching tax law, you may find useful information in Bloomberg’s many databases. The Bloomberg BNA Tax Materials list can be found through the Law Databases link from the law library’s homepage:

  • Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal
  • Tax Management Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal
  • Tax Management Memorandum
  • Tax Management Real Estate Journal
  • Tax Management Transfer Pricing International Journal
  • Tax Management Transfer Pricing Report
  • Tax Management Weekly Report
  • Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report
  • Tax Planning International – Asia-Pacific Focus
  • Tax Planning International European Tax Service
  • Tax Planning International Indirect Taxes
  • Tax Planning International Review
  • TaxCore

All of the above plus many more primary and secondary tax law resources are available on Bloomberg Law’s Tax Center.

Checkpoint Database from Thomson Reuters for Tax

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint is one-stop shopping for the needs of tax professionals. This product integrates comprehensive, authoritative content from Thomson Reuters (parent of Westlaw) with additional tools, well-known third-party content (such as WG&L), primary source materials, news, and online learning. There are primary tax documents and secondary analysis for federal, state, and local taxation, estate planning, pensions and benefits, international taxation, and payroll taxation. It covers tax, auditing, and corporate governance sources.

This database is not available off-campus.

Interested in Tax? Check out Checkpoint

checkThompson Reuters Checkpoint is one stop shopping for the needs of tax professionals. This product integrates comprehensive, authoritative content from Thompson Reuters (parent of Westlaw) with additional tools, well-known third-party content (such as WG&L), primary source materials, news, and online learning.

Checkpoint provides primary tax documents and secondary analysis for federal, state, and local taxation, estate planning, pensions and benefits, international taxation, and payroll taxation. It covers tax, auditing, and corporate governance sources.

Uses of Checkpoint include (but are not limited to) finding: IRS tax code, IRS and Treasury Department regulations, Legislation and legislative history, Tax court cases, State & local tax rulings, Employment laws, rules, & regulations, Revenue rulings and letter rulings, new developments in Tax, check IRS publications and use different calculators.

This database is not available off-campus.