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Below is a list of items that should be completed before Orientation. These items are essential for your success in law school, and we will be using them in your Law Library Orientation session. Please complete the following items in the order they are listed. When working on these items, if you are prompted for a username and password, unless otherwise indicated, use your College of Law username and password. If you have difficulties completing any of these items, come to the Orientation Jump Start session on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 anytime between 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to look at the First Assignments List so you can come prepared to your Orientation Week classes.
You may also want to look at the C|M|LAW Student's Library Guide.
As a C|M|LAW student, you will receive TWO sets of login credentials, one from the main university and one from C|M|LAW. The logins for both accounts use CSU ID (a 7-digit number) as the username. However, the passwords for the two accounts are not synchronized, and you will need to set each of them separately.
These instructions will allow you to change your C|M|LAW account password. It applies to C|M|LAW web page, and law library computer lab access. If you wish to change your CSU CampusNet password, please visit the CampusNet website.
Unless otherwise noted, C|M|Law Students use of these databases is restricted to school-related research purposes only. It is a violation of the Student Honor Code to use these databanks for non-academic work. Violators may be subject to loss of access and expulsion from school.
Sign up for Bloomberg Law
Register Your LexisNexis Activation Code and Create Your Custom ID & Password:
Registering Your Westlaw Password and Creating Your Custom Username & Password:
Accessing TWEN (The West Education Network)
TWEN is a course management system offered by Westlaw. Many C|M|Law faculty use TWEN pages with their courses.To Sign up for a TWEN course:
You will receive information about printing from these services at your Library and IT Orientation.
Note: You can also connect to Bloomberg,LexisNexis and Westlaw from the Law Library home page – Click on LexisNexis or Westlaw under the “Quick Links” menu.
CALI offers interactive electronic lessons on many legal subjects, such as property and civil procedure. CALI lessons can teach you skills useful in law school, such as how to prepare for class, as well as basic lawyering skills, such as legal research and writing. Faculty sometimes assign CALI Lessons as homework or in-class exercises.
For instructions (and to view a video) on registering on CALI, click here. .[You will be prompted to enter your College of Law username and password to connect to the CALI registration instruction page.]
Note: You can connect to CALI from the Law Library home page.
Scholar is the campus-wide catalog for the CSU libraries. CSU also participates in a state consortium of libraries called OhioLINK. If CSU libraries don’t have an item you want, you can search for, and request, it in OhioLINK.
Note: You can also connect to Scholar and OhioLINK from the Law Library home page .
A Scholar/OhioLINK PIN will enable you to manage checked-out materials, requests for materials, and more. To create a Scholar/OhioLINK PIN, follow the instructions below.
Practicing attorneys use current awareness services to keep up to date on new case law and other developments. One of the best known current awareness services is U.S. Law Week/Supreme Court Today by BNA. This email service summarizes important new state and federal cases and tracks Supreme Court cases. You should get in the habit of using a current awareness service to keep up with legal developments.
To sign up for email delivery of BNA's US Law Week, follow the instructions below .
When you get emails from BNA, the links cannot be accessed if you are off campus. Use the proxied link - U.S. Law Week/Supreme Court Today - or the links on the Law Databases Page. Alternatively, use the password, accessible to C|M|LAW students, faculty and staff.
Be sure your student account is active – go into the Law Library Computer Lab and use your CSU ID and C|M|LAW password to log on to your Account. If you cannot log on, consult the C|M|LAW IT staff.
Review key information on Computer Lab procedures, available word processing software, your H: drive space, Lab printing, and much more here.
Review information on the CSU Wireless Network here.
Review information on your CSU Email Account and Webmail here.
To configure your mobile devices to receive your email, please see this page.
For assistance with borrowing materials at CSU or via OhioLINK, InterLibrary Loan, Reserve materials, Course Reserve materials, study rooms, and the Law Student Lounge, contact the Access Services staff in person at the Information Services Desk, via telephone at 216-687-2250, or via email at: email@example.com.
For assistance with research, personalized research consultations and Research Certificate Seminars, contact the Research Services staff in person at the Information Services Desk, via telephone at 216-687-6877, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Desk: 216-523-7555
Technology Help Request Form
Note: There is a Tech Help form link within the bottom black navigation bar of every College of Law and Law Library Web page. Before displaying the form, the system will prompt you for your Lab Account username and password.
Revised 7/5/2013 by RZ, JRB