Services for C|M|Law Journal Editors and Associates

The Law Library is pleased to offer special services for C|M|LAW Journal Editors and Associates. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about these services, email us at research.servicesnull@law.csuohio.nulledu . Below are five short videos focusing on specific services. You can also scroll down this page to read about these specific services.

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 (e.g., social sciences research), Lexis Advance/Westlaw refreshers, and a variety of research tips and techniques. To set up a session, email us at research.servicesnull@law.csuohio.nulledu


Cite Checking & Writing Resources

Some key research guides to help you:

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



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 Law Library provides shelf space for Journal materials obtained from the Law Library, CSU Michael Schwartz Library, OhioLINK libraries, 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. 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, CSU Michael Schwartz Library, and OhioLINK libraries. Each Journal has their own library account to request materials throungh Scholar and OhioLINK. [Each Journal library account has an individual ID# & PIN.] When Journal students identify the existence of items through OhioLINK, they should use their Journal library account to borrow materials directly from OhioLINK libraries. Journal members can obtain their library account information by contacting 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. Again, when Journal students identify the existence of items through OhioLINK, they should use their Journal library account to borrow materials directly from OhioLINK libraries. If not available 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 one or more weeks, 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, and use your Journal library account when completing 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. Please don’t hesitate to ask us to contact another library for you during the cite checking or note writing process. For assistance, email us at research.servicesnull@law.csuohio.nulledu.


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 help 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, email us at research.servicesnull@law.csuohio.nulledu.


BF 9/19; LER 2/2021

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