July-August 2017

New ADR Resource: Dispute Resolution Data

The new database, Dispute Resolution Data, is an interesting addition to the Moritz Law Library’s ADR collection. It provides aggregated international arbitration and mediation data from 185 countries. It collects this data from 17 arbitration and mediation organizations from all over the world, and makes it available to view in the form of charts, lists, and statistics, by case type, region, award details, counterclaims, and more. The data allows users to examine geographic and case type outcome differences, compare ADR to traditional litigation, and see ADR trends over time.

To use Dispute Resolution Data (off-campus access), click “Sign In,” and then select “Academic Login” for immediate access as an OSU user.

New Library Database: ProQuest Supreme Court Insight

ProQuest Supreme Court Insight 1975-2016 (off-campus access) provides comprehensive materials from cases argued before the U. S. Supreme Court, including opinions, dockets, oral argument transcripts, joint appendices, and amicus briefs. (ProQuest plans to add cert denied cases starting later this year.)  For each case, ProQuest has compiled a history, including a brief summary, the docket, and documents organized by stages, from petition through resolution. Users can also craft more sophisticated searches across content, for example, cases appealed from the Sixth Circuit in which a particular justice dissented, or amicus briefs filed on behalf of the petitioner in tax cases. ProQuest Supreme Court Insight serves as a companion to two other databases: ProQuest Legislative Insight (off-campus access) and ProQuest Regulatory Insight (off-campus access). For cases that involve a specific statute or regulation, users are presented with links to the relevant material in the companion database to supplement your research. Currently, Supreme Court Insight includes cases from 1991 to present; material dating back to 1975 will be added by the end of the year. ProQuest is developing a plan to add and update pending cases, so while many documents for 2017 are available, some opinions are not yet uploaded. See ProQuest’s guide for the latest information on content as well as search tips. If you are looking for documents from an earlier case, the Making of Modern Law (off-campus access) offers Supreme Court documents from 1832 to 1978.

Faculty Services Guide

New and returning faculty: please see the Moritz Law Library’s faculty services guide, providing information on a wide variety of resources relevant to the work of Moritz faculty. The guide is organized in three major categories:

Teaching: Here you’ll find information about putting readings, videos, or practice exams on reserve, arranging group research instruction or individual research consultations for your students by Moritz librarians, using online polling tools in the classroom, running anti-plagiarism software offered by Lexis, and more.

Research: This section includes examples of the types of questions (from quick to more involved) that Moritz librarians typically field from faculty, ways to keep current with the latest scholarly developments in your specialty area, information about librarian guidance for your RAs, descriptions of the different library catalogs you can search, and details on how you can suggest new books for the collection.

Scholarship: This section provides information about tracking citations to your work, promoting your scholarship, preserving your scholarship digitally in OSU Libraries’ Knowledge Bank, capturing internet citations with the archiving tool perma.cc, and using BuckeyeBox to collaborate with others. In addition to the above topics, the guide gives an overview of circulation services and policies, discusses library space related to faculty, and notes staff members to contact when you have questions.

Elgar E-books Available Through the OSU Library Catalog

Thanks to the Moritz Law Library Technical Services staff, ebooks of Edward Elgar Publishing are now accessible through the OSU library catalog. The package includes almost one thousand academic and professional law titles, including Elgar research handbooks and Elgar series such as New Perspectives on the Modern Corporation and New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law. The ebook platform provides tables of contents, chapters in searchable PDF format, and a search within book function. Moritz library users will see links to these ebooks in the OSU library catalog. Here is an example of a catalog record for a work featuring a chapter by Professor Chow.

New Acquisitions at the Moritz Law Library

See the books below recently acquired by the Moritz Law Library. A complete list of materials acquired in the last month is also available.