August-September 2015

Scroll down to read about two new offerings on HeinOnline, a trial subscription to the National Law Journal website, ProQuest Congressional’s new user interface, an updated print cancellations list, new books at the Moritz Law Library, and a tech tip on the University IT Service Desk’s 24-hour support.

Two New Libraries Available on HeinOnline


You may be familiar with some of the libraries the Moritz Law Library already subscribes to on HeinOnline, such as the Law Journal Library, United Nations Law Collection, and Medicine and Law. We now have two new libraries to help you with your research. They are:

  • Religion and the Law – Over 1,200 titles on the history, development, and principles of various world religions. Included in the collection are a variety of canon law materials, publications on Jewish law, hearings on matters of religion, and a variety of other titles, such as The Laws Relating to Religious Liberty and Public Worship (1880), Religion in American Public Schools (1962), and Apology for the Bible, in a Series of Letters, Addressed to Thomas Paine (1796).
  • Law in Eastern Europe – This is a collection of 60 books, published between 1958 and 2014 and now digitized for the first time on Hein, including such titles as Commentary on the Czechoslovak Civil Code (1988), Emancipation of Soviet Law (1992), and Law of Inheritance in Eastern Europe and in the People’s Republic of China (1961).

Trial Subscription to National Law Journal online


The Moritz Law Library recently started a 30-day trial subscription to National Law Journal’s online platform ( Instead of encountering a paywall, Moritz users on campus can access NLJ articles as well as linked articles from other major publications like The American Lawyer and The Legal Times. Certain specialized publications also linked from the NLJ site like Texas Lawyer, New Jersey Law Journal, and Litigation Daily are not included in the package. Let us know what you think!

ProQuest Congressional’s New Interface

ProQuest recently unveiled a new user interface for its Congressional database. The database offers the same functionality as the prior interface, but with a cleaner look. Advanced search options are now more readily apparent on the landing page, such as the “Search By Number” function that allows users to retrieve bills and related material by number and Congress. Contact a reference librarian if you need assistance using the database. ProQuest Congressional is available on campus or off campus with OSU authentication.

Updated Print Cancellations List

In order to realize needed savings, the Library recently cancelled a number of print publications, most of which remain available online through WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, HeinOnline, or other Library databases. An updated list of these cancellations is now available. Search the online catalog for individual titles or contact the Reference Desk for assistance. Contact Sara Sampson with any questions or concerns about the library’s print cancellations.

New Books at the Moritz Law Library

Browse the new book shelf in the library’s reserve room for newly acquired titles such as the ones below.


Tech Tip: University IT Service Desk Now Offering 24/7 Support

The University’s IT Service Desk offers 24 hour support, seven days a week, for our inbound contact channels and 614-688-4357 (8-HELP). Now, when customers have problems at 1 a.m. such as issues with a university email account or their Ohio State username and password, an IT Service Desk tech can help. Support hours for in-person technical assistance at the BuckeyeBar locations will remain unchanged. Select OCIO services have their own hours of operation and escalation procedures.