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Category: New Tools and Databases


Ohio Treasurer’s Annual Reports (Memory Project)

More than one librarian noted the recent announcement that the office of the Treasurer of State (Ohio) partnered with the State Library of Ohio to provide full-text access to a “nearly complete set of Annual Reports in digital format.” The earliest reports (starting in 1805) were published biennially and the Ohio Memory Project states that there …Read the Rest

Copy with Citation Reference Features on Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & WestlawNext

Users of computer-assisted legal research (CALR) services may be unaware that they can use the copy with reference feature of the primary CALR systems to automatically acquire the pinpoint citation of the text they are copying and pasting from a document. There are obvious time saving advantages to these features, especially when they offer the …Read the Rest

Table of Authorities Feature is Finally Available on WestlawNext

Kudos to WestlawNext for adding the Table of Authorities (TOA) feature. The Table of Authorities is a listing of the cases relied upon as authority by a case or other content you are viewing. KeyCite flags & symbols displayed in the Table of Authorities list allow you to quickly verify the validity of the relied-upon …Read the Rest

MOOCs and You

On April 29, 2013, the Cleveland Plain Dealer featured an article about Case Western Reserve University’s first free online MOOCs, or massive open online courses. The initial response has been impressive — more than 80,000 people from around the world have signed up for the two noncredit courses. Prof. Richard Boyatzis of the CWRU Weatherhead School …Read the Rest

OSBA CLE eBook Library: Free Access for Student Members

Have you ever seen the Ohio State Bar Association’s catalog of PDF reference manuals for CLE seminars? On several occasions, I have found an interesting-sounding reference manual and been disappointed that I had to pay for the CLE course in order to read it. However, last week, the OSBA sent its student members an e-mail …Read the Rest

Introducing Making of Modern Law: Treatises

The library purchased a number of new online resources over the summer that enhance the core research collection that we can offer to online-oriented researchers, while aligning with our collection strategies by imposing little in the way of upkeep or other continuing costs. Foremost among these is the Making of Modern Law treatises collection, from …Read the Rest