Services for Journal Editors and Staff

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The C|M|Law Library is pleased to offer special services for journal editors, associates, and staff members.  If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about these services, contact Amy Burchfield, Access Services/Faculty Services Librarian (amy.burchfield@law.csuohio.edu; 216-687-6885) or Laura Ray, Instructional Services Librarian (laura.ray@law.csuohio.edu; 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:

  • Come to the Research Services desk -  here are our hours.
  • Email us at research.services@law.csuohio.edu -  we will reply asap during Research Services hours.
  • Call us at 216-687-6877 -  if you need to leave a message, we will reply asap during Research Service hours.
  • From the Law Library home page, click on our Chat with a Librarian icon, during Research Services hours.
  • Schedule a one-on-one Research Consultation -  you can use this form.
     

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), LexisNexis/Westlaw refreshers, and a variety of library tips and techniques.  To set up a session, contact Laura Ray ( laura.ray@law.csuohio.edu; 216-687-6880) or Amy Burchfield (amy.burchfield@law.csuohio.edu; 216-687-6885). 

Cite Checking & Writing Resources

Some key guides to help you:

For a complete listing of the over 100 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 (jon.elias@law.csuohio.edu).  Electronic copy of these articles is then put on a Journal's course reserve Web page, and hard copy is retained at the Information Services desk.

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.services@law.csuohio.edu.  A Research Services Librarian will then contact the submitting journal editor to acknowledge receipt of the article and set a CCP service completion date.
 

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.

For more information on journal Reserve shelves, contact Jon Elias (216-687-2483; jon.elias@law.csuohio.edu).
 

Special Borrowing Privileges

Journal editors, associates, and staff are eligible for special borrowing privileges with the Law Library.  These privileges allow one to check out Reserve and other non-circulating items for two days.  To help ensure special borrowing privilege status, journal editors should provide lists of their associates and staff by the first week of the semester.  Electronic copy of these lists should be sent to Jon Elias, with a cc to Amy Burchfield and Laura Ray (jon.elias@law.csuohio.edu; amy.burchfield@law.csuohio.edu; laura.ray@law.csuohio.edu).
 

Photocopying

Journal editors, associates, and staff 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; jon.elias@law.csuohio.edu ).
 

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 be 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.
Interlibrary Loan Request Form
 

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, Instructional Services Librarian (216-687-6880; (laura.ray@law.csuohio.edu).

 

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