2018 Law Library & IT Orientation Essentials

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LIbrary & IT Orientation

Library & IT Orientation is required and must be completed by Friday, August 24, 2018. This Orientation is available from Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, August 24, 2018 anytime the Law Library is open. Please check in at the main information services desk at the Law Library to begin your Orientation. The Orientation will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Before Orientation

Below is a list of items that should be completed before Orientation. Each is essential for your success in law school, and we will be using them in your Law Library and IT 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 C|M|LAW username and password. 




Differences between CSU CampusNet Account and C|M|LAW Account

As a C|M|LAW student, you will receive TWO sets of login credentials, one from CSU CampusNet and one from C|M|LAW. The logins for both accounts use your CSU ID number (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.

CSU (CampusNet) Credential Use

C|M|LAW Credential Use

Change C|M|LAW Password

If you wish to change your CSU CampusNet password, go to CampusNet. The instructions below will allow you to change your C|M|LAW account password. The C|M|LAW account applies to C|M|LAW web pages and Law Library computer lab access.

  1.  Go to "Change C|M|LAW Password" page.
  2.  You will be asked to login. Enter the username and the temporary password you received on your orientation letter. Click "Login".
  3.  At the "Change C|M|LAW Password page, enter your new password twice and click "Change Password". Your new password must meet the following requirements:
    1.  minimum 8 characters long
    2.  contain a CAPITAL LETTER
    3.  contain a lowercase letter
    4.  contain a number
  4.  You will be logged out once you successfully changed your password. You may now login with your new password.

Register on CALI

CALI provides interactive, self-paced, electronic tutorial lessons on many legal subjects and a variety of law school topics, such as property and civil procedure. CALI lessons can teach you skills useful for law school, such as how to prepare for class, as well as basic lawyering skills, such as legal research and writing. C|M|LAW 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 C|M|LAW username and password to connect to the CALI registration instruction page.]

Note: You can also connect to CALI from the Law Library home page.

Create a Scholar/OhioLINK PIN

Scholar is the campus-wide online 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 the OhioLINK catalog.

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.

  1.  Connect to Scholar
  2.  Click on MY ACCOUNT within the top black navigation bar.
  3.  At the My Account page, type in your first and last name and CSU ID#, then click the Submit button.
  4.  The system will note you did not enter a PIN, and prompt you to do so or to create one. Follow the instructions and prompts to create your PIN.

For additional information on Scholar, OhioLINK, Law Library loan periods, and renewing materials see the following pages:
Catalogs & Collections
Circulation Policies
Scholar: Help with Searching

Computer Lab Information

Be sure your student account is active – go into the Law Library Computer Lab and use your C|M|LAW username and password to log on to your Account. If you cannot log on, .call C|M|LAW IT staff at 216-523-7555.

Review key information on Computer Lab procedures, available word processing software, your H: drive space, Lab printing, and much more here.

CSU Wireless Network Information

Review information on the CSU Wireless Network here.

For information on how to configure your laptop according to CSU's specifications go here, and see the "Wireless Setup" section.

If you have any difficulties configuring your laptop, .call C|M|LAW IT staff at 216-523-7555.

Email Information

Review information on your CSU Email Account here.

To configure your mobile devices to receive your email, go here.

Law Library Contacts and Services

Access Services

For assistance with borrowing materials from CSU libraries or via OhioLINK, as well as InterLibrary Loan, Reserve materials, Course Reserve materials, study rooms, and the Law Library Student Lounge, contact the Access Services staff in person at the Information Services Desk, via telephone at 216-687-2250, or via email at: access.servicesnull@law.csuohio.nulledu.

Research Services

For assistance with research and personalized research consultations, as well as information on Law Library Research Certificate Seminars, contact the Research Services staff in person in the Research Services office, via telephone at 216-687-6877, or via email at: research.servicesnull@law.csuohio.nulledu.

Information Technology Services

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 C|M|LAW and Law Library Web page. Before displaying the form, the system will prompt you for your C|M|LAW username and password.


C|M|Law Students' Library Guide & Patron Code of Conduct

The C|M|LAW Students' Library Guide includes information on Law Library services, surviving your first year, studying and taking exams, research and writing, databases and passwords, and tech help.

See also the Law Library Patron Code of Conduct.





    Revised 6/11/2018 AEB

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