November-December 2016

HeinOnline’s Slavery in America and the World Collection

The Moritz Law Library recently added a new HeinOnline collection titled Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law. This is a large set of legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including every statute passed by colonies and states on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases addressing slavery. The collection also includes scholarly articles, digitized books published by the University of North Carolina Press, and relevant periodicals.

“Windows on Death Row” Exhibit at Cartoon Library

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is currently hosting a traveling exhibit titled Windows on Death Row featuring over 70 works of art created by political cartoonists as well as death row inmates. The exhibit is presented by curator Anne Hromadka, New York Times political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte, and journalist Anne-Frédérique Widmann. The Cartoon Library, located in Sullivant Hall, is a fairly short walk from the law school north on High Street past the Ohio Union garage. See additional information about the library’s location and hours. The exhibit runs through March 12, 2017.

Library Displays: Winter Reading Recommendations followed by Legislation

You might have noticed that the display case outside the library entrance contains many book recommendations by the library staff for pleasure reading over the winter break. Look for a new display coming in January on different aspects of state and federal legislation, including sections on the legislative process, library resources, alumni legislators, and prior faculty employment in the legislative arena.

“Retirement” of Lexis.com

The law library was notified earlier this month that Lexis.com will “retire” on December 31, 2016 for academic accounts, with 5-year old Lexis Advance now being the principal platform for Lexis legal research. Lexis.com is similarly being phased out for non-academic customers by the end of 2017. Content previously on Lexis.com should be available on Lexis Advance. Contact a reference librarian if you have any questions about using Lexis Advance.

New Internet Archive Tool: Television Explorer

The Internet Archive recently created a new visualization tool called the Television Explorer that shows television news coverage of particular keywords. As recently explained, the tool allows researchers to see how certain keywords have been covered by U.S. television news over the last 5 years. Results are shown as an “interactive timeline visualization.” This tool was adapted from the Internet Archive’s 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which used closed captioning to track how many times Presidential candidates’ names were mentioned in television news. Both of these trackers are derived from the Internet Archive’s TV News Archive, a searchable archive of TV news programs since 2009.

New Books 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.

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