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Category: Legal Research Tips

Cite Checking Help from the Law Library

Congratulations to all the new 2L associate editors of the Journal of International Law, Health Matrix, Journal of Law Technology, &, the Arts, and the Case Western Reserve Law Review. The library is here to help you find sources efficiently and effectively. Librarians with at least 100 years combined source-finding experience are available to help you …Read the Rest

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

Presidential Documents

In the January 22nd, Federal Register, there were four entries under the heading Executive Office of the President: Executive Order: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition (80 Fed. Reg. 3451, January 22, 2015) Created a Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group to address issues surrounding the Federal Government’s equipment transfers to State, local, and …Read the Rest

What (really) is the difference between print and online?

Discussion, whether in terms of collection building or of legal research instruction, of print “versus” online resources is outdated and fruitless if that discussion doesn’t seek to clarify and resolve the relative existing and potential qualities of each format in terms of permanence, stability, and “structured” vs. “random” accessibility. The classic visual impression of a …Read the Rest

How would you define “Waters of the United States”?

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments on its proposed rule “Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act.” The proposed rule was published in the April 21, 2014 Federal Register (79 FR 22188). Comments are currently being accepted until November 14, 2014. This action was due to three Supreme Court …Read the Rest

United States Code: Using The Supplements

As journal students know, Bluebook Table 1.1 says that when citing the United States Code, one should “Cite to U.S.C. if therein.” But sometimes the supplements can look a bit confusing. In this blog post, I hope to clear up some confusion. The first thing to know is that a new edition of the United …Read the Rest