Law Library's Research Assistant Service
If you have short term research or scholarship support needs, one of the Law Library's Research Assistants may be able to assist you. Services include research, proofreading, copy editing, footnotes, or formatting. (CONTACT 523-7388)
Training for Faculty Research Assistants:
The Law Library staff offers specialized training services for your RA. We provide individualized or group training sessions for facutly RAs that cover topics such as identifying relevant legal authorities, identifying resources in other disciplines, using specialty databases, and organizing information. (CONTACT 523-7388)
Faculty Liaison Services:
Upon request, we can designate a member of our Research/Instructional Team to assist you as your Law Library contact. This Faculty Liaison will provide current awareness services customized to your subject-specific areas of interest, serve as a referral contact for your students, assist you in developing research resources, work with your Research Assistant, and otherwise help you to take maximum advantage of our services. (CONTACT 523-7388)
Research Librarians can tailor a course specific research guide for you to use on your own course page or as a handout for your class. (CONTACT 523-7388). See our current Research Guides.
Conference and Program Support:
The Research Librarians work with faculty to provide research and bibliographic services supporting programs and conferences. Our services include compiling information on speakers, assisting to identify and/or locate articles for continuing education materials packets, as well as preparing displays to promote and complement the events and highlight additional resources. (CONTACT 687-6885)
LexisNexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg: Research Librarians can assist you with LexisNexis, Westlaw or Bloomberg searches, arrange training and refresher courses, and help resolve equipment problems.The LexisNexis printer for Cleveland-Marshall faculty is located behind the Law Library Information Services Desk. If you choose the Law Library faculty printer option on Lexis/Nexis, your print requests will be sent to this printer. Law Library Information Services staff will then deliver your prints to your Cleveland-Marshall faculty mailbox. For Westlaw and Bloomberg, you have the option of choosing your attached printer. (Regarding LexisNexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg services, CONTACT: Brian Cassidy, , 687-7364, regarding delivery of prints by Access Services personnel, CONTACT: Information Services 687-2250)
SmartCILP and Custom Current Contents: SmartCILP is a customized email service for Current Index to Legal Periodicals, with direct links to articles in LexisNexis and Westlaw. Customizing your SmartCILP email allows you to focus on only those areas of law that are of interest to you for your research and teaching. To sign up for SmartCILP, you will need an institution authorization code. Please contact at 523-7388 or the Information Services staff at 687-2250 for the code.
You may also receive Custom Current Contents, our in-house created supplement, covering those journals owned by the Law Library that are not indexed in CILP. (CONTACT523-7388)
Also see the Instructional Support page for more services provided by the research librarians.
Cleveland-Marshall Law faculty may check out circulating materials for one academic semester (15 weeks). Non-circulating materials may be checked out for 7 days. You may renew materials as long as another patron has not placed a hold on an item. All library materials in circulation are subject to recall. (CONTACT 687-2483)
Document Delivery Services:
The Information Services staff handles Law faculty requests for both Law Library books and photocopies. Staff will retrieve the requested material and check it out to the Law faculty member, or photocopy the requested article, case or chapter of a larger item. The Law Library complies with copyright law when photocopying items. Items will be delivered to the Law faculty mailboxes located in the College of Law's Support Services Department. The Law Library strives for a 24 hour turnaround on all requests for items in the Law Library (with the exception of weekends and holidays). You may request materials by sending an email message to: or by calling the Information Services Desk at 687-2250.
The Law Library hads AV equipment on the second floor that may be used by your students to view class related materials. The equipment includes DVD players and VCRs. (CONTACT 687-2483)
Publications Routing :
The Law Library provides regular and on-demand routing of publications to meet the current awareness needs of law faculty. Online newsletters such as Tax Notes Today or BNA's Daily Labor Report are available to law faculty through the PCs in their offices or through library staff. (CONTACT: 523-7306)
OhioLINK / Interlibrary Loan :
You can order items that Cleveland Marshall's library or CSU's library do not have via OhioLINK. The items come from other universities in Ohio. Items requested via OhioLINK are usually delivered within 3-7 business days. Law Library Access Services staff will notify you when your item arrives.
The Law Library also participates in other interlibrary loan networks which increase the ability of the Library to locate and obtain materials. When the Library has identified the existence of items in local collections, Law students are asked to borrow or use the material directly from those collections. If not available locally, the Law Library will attempt to obtain the needed materials from the closest or most inexpensive sources. Interlibrary loan borrowing or photo duplication fees will not be charged to CSU Law School students. The Law Library provides full interlibrary loan borrowing services for CSU Law School faculty. To make an ILL request you may use the Interlibrary Loan Form or stop by the Information Services Desk.
An item will be billed after it is overdue thirty days. You will be billed for the book plus a billing fee of $15.00. The $15.00 billing fee is assessed even if the item is returned. The $15.00 billing fee is a mandatory charge for all items thirty days overdue. If you do not return the overdue item, you will be charged $75.00 for book replacement in addition to the $15.00 billing fee.
Revised aeb, 4/2015