Services for Journal Editors and Associates

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The C|M|Law Library is pleased to offer special services for journal editors and associates. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about these services, contact Amy Burchfield, Head of Research Services (a.burchfieldnull@csuohio.nulledu; 216-687-6885) or Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian (l.raynull@csuohio.nulledu; 216-687-6880).

Research Assistance

Don't let a cite checking project overwhelm you - Research Services Librarians are here to help! Also, when writing your note, you can meet one-one-one with a Librarian to discuss resources and strategies. Here are all the ways you can get research help:

Research, Database Training & Sub-Citing Sessions

In addition to providing individual research assistance, Law Librarians conduct group research, database training, and sub-citing sessions for journal editors, associates, and staff members. These sessions sharpen research skills and help students make more efficient use of their time while on a journal. Topics include administrative law research, legislative history research, health law research, interdisciplinary research (eg, social sciences research), Lexis Advance/Westlaw refreshers, and a variety of library tips and techniques. To set up a session, contact Laura Ray ( l.raynull@csuohio.nulledu; 216-687-6880) or Amy Burchfield (a.burchfieldnull@csuohio.nulledu; 216-687-6885). 


Cite Checking & Writing Resources

Some key guides to help you:

For a complete listing of the research guides the Law Library provides, see this alphabetical list.


Cite Checking Article Copy & Preview Services

Copy of articles to be part of a journal's cite checking process/event should be provided to the Law Library to help students with their cite checking assignments, as well as initiate our Cite Checking Preview (CCP) service.

By having a full copy of an article available, students doing cite checking assignments are able to refer to sections of that article that may not have been given to them, thereby providing potential clues for their assignments. Electronic copy of cite checking process/event articles should be sent to Jon Elias (j.j.eliasnull@csuohio.nulledu).

The Law Library's CCP service streamlines the cite checking process by identifying items for which it may be difficult to obtain hard copy, allowing student cite checkers to concentrate on the form and substance of citations. Our CCP service identifies CSU campus resources for items, suggests online alternatives to print resources, helps to identify sources that may have to be gathered by interlibrary loan or be difficult to obtain without the author's help, as well as recommends visits to other libraries for selected resources. At least three weeks prior to the start of a student cite checking process/event, journal editors should send electronic copy of articles for the CCP service to research.servicesnull@law.csuohio.nulledu. A Research Services Librarian will then contact the submitting journal editor to acknowledge receipt of the article and set a CCP service completion date.



Journal editors and associates can use photocopiers in the Law Library Reserve area for photocopying journal sources. Ask for the appropriate Journal photocopier account number at the Information Services desk. If you have questions, contact Jon Elias (216-687-2483; j.j.eliasnull@csuohio.nulledu ).


Reserve Shelves

The Information Services department provides C|M|Law journals shelf space for materials obtained from the Law Library, CSU Michael Schwartz Library, OhioLINK, and Interlibrary Loan. These shelves help keep materials for cite checking centrally located, so all editors and staff members have easy access to needed resources.

Journal shelves are located in the Reserve area behind the Information Services Desk. Journal members are welcome to come back and peruse materials on their journal shelf at any time. Materials from the journal shelves can also be checked out to individuals for a brief circulation period but must remain in the law library.

For more information on journal Reserve shelves, contact Jon Elias (216-687-2483; j.j.eliasnull@csuohio.nulledu).


Special Borrowing Privileges

Journal editors and associates are eligible for special borrowing privileges with the Law Library. These privileges allow one to check out materials through the law library, Michael Schwartz library, and Ohio Link institutions. Each Journal has their own library account to request materials throungh Scholar and Ohio Link. Current journal members can obtain this account information by contacting the information services desk (216-687-2250) or Jon Elias (216-687-2483; j.j.eliasnull@csuohio.nulledu).


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The Law Library participates in interlibrary loan networks which help us to locate and obtain materials - including books and journal articles - for cite checking. When the Library has identified the existence of items through OhioLINK or in local collections, journal students are asked to borrow or use materials directly from those sources. If not available locally or through OhioLINK, the Law Library will attempt to obtain needed materials from the closest or most inexpensive sources. Interlibrary loan borrowing or photocopy fees are not charged to journal students. ILL requests usually take a week or more to fill, so please plan accordingly.

To make an ILL request, use the online form below or stop by the Information Services Desk. [Use your C|M|Law username & password to connect to the form.]
Interlibrary Loan Request Form

If you have questions about Interlibrary Loan, contact Tom Hurray (216) 687-2250; t.hurraynull@csuohio.nulledu).


Assistance with Contacting Other Libraries

Law Librarians can contact other libraries across the country on your behalf. We can assist with locating materials, verifying citations, tracking down references, negotiating borrowing privileges, and more. Don’t hesitate to ask us to contact another library for you during the cite checking or note writing process.


Assistance with Programming

Law Librarians are available to assist journal editors with a variety of programming needs. Our research skills and academic networks can be of particular assistance with the identification of topics and potential speakers. We can also help facilitate program technology such as videoconferencing. As you may know, programs can take a great deal of time to organize, and planning at least a semester ahead is well advised. For assistance, contact Laura Ray (216-687-6880; (l.raynull@.csuohio.nulledu).


LER 6/13, 8/14, 6/17

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