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Access to Online Study Aids

While the University Libraries’ servers are being upgraded from Sun., Dec. 17th at 5pm through the day on Tues., Dec. 19th, off-campus access to certain resources may be unavailable by typical routes. To access West Academic online study aids containing such series as Nutshells, Gilbert Law Summaries, and Blackletter Outlines, log on to Westlaw and select the “Resources” link at the upper right of the Westlaw law school main page. Then select “go to westacademic.com” at the lower right. Contact the reference desk at lawlibref@osu.edu if you have any difficulty.

In addition to print study aids in the Reserve Room, the Moritz Law Library also provides access to Wolters Kluwer online study aids, including Examples and Explanations, Glannon Guides, and Emmanuel Law Outlines. Further, CALI “lessons” (self-paced online tutorials) are also available. For more information on the various study aid options, see the law library’s academic success guide.

Roof Leak Update

The portion of Drinko Hall’s roof above the Moritz Law Library has now been repaired and has withstood multiple heavy rains. Therefore, the library is pleased to announce that books on the third floor are no longer covered in plastic and are accessible once again. Thank you for your patience! We will be double-checking to make sure every book is in its proper place, so let us know if you have difficulty locating anything.

Access to the physical collection remains central to the law library’s mission. The Moritz Law Library holds the largest law library collection in the state of Ohio and one of the largest in the country, and the books in our collection are used by scholars, students, and lawyers from across the university, the state, and the country. In the 2016-17 year, 36,298 books from the law library’s collection were checked out, with 2,742 loaned to other libraries in Ohio and 1,921 loaned to libraries outside of Ohio.

Request a Research Consultation for Customized Research Help

Researching a complicated legal issue? Selecting or researching a topic for a law journal note or seminar paper? Consider meeting with a Moritz Law Library reference librarian for a research consultation. Fill out our research consultation request form with a description of your research project and the times you are available to meet.

Moritz Law Library Newsletter

In the latest issue, read about the return to availability of all third floor books following the roof leak, free continuing education sessions at the West LegalEdcenter, the unique collections in the LLMC Digital database, Wolters Kluwer’s “Cheetah” legal research platform, audio versions of legal publications on ModioLegal, and new books acquired by the Moritz Law Library.

New Acquisitions

See new books and other materials acquired by the Moritz Law Library in the last month.

Accuracy Check Guide for Law Journals

The Moritz Law Library provides an Accuracy Check Resources Guide for use by law journal members cite-checking articles.

Moritz Publications Now Digitally Archived in Knowledge Bank

The Moritz Law Library recently digitized several College of Law student and alumni publications, which are now available in the University’s open access institutional repository, the Knowledge Bank. Browse the Buckeye Barrister (published intermittently from 1951 until 1970) and the Law Record (1958-2005) to explore news of people, programs, and events. These two publications join the current All Rise publication and the College of Law Class Photographs (1902-1996) in a growing Moritz digital archives.