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Law Faculty Services: Scholarship

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Faculty Scholarship

We support law faculty scholarship in a variety of ways. If you don't see a service listed, contact your faculty liaison to inquire if we can assist you.

Tech to Support Your Scholarship

The law library is a member of Perma.cc. Perma.cc enables scholars to create permanent records of the web sources they cite. "When a user creates a Perma.cc link, Perma.cc archives the referenced content and generates a link to an archived record of the page. Regardless of what may happen to the original source, the archived record will always be available through the Perma.cc link." The Bluebook supports the use of Perma.cc in Rule 18.2.1(d). If you'd like to begin using Perma.cc in your scholarship to ensure online sources you cite remain available for readers, including law review editors, please contact Paul Gatz at gatz.9@osu.edu.

 

BuckeyeBox is The Ohio State University's cloud storage system, which gives you unlimited cloud storage. BuckeyeBox makes it easy for you to save drafts online so that you can work on them anywhere you can get an Internet connection, relieving you of the need to travel with a portable storage drive you have to keep track of. BuckeyeBox also makes it easy to share large files and collaborate with colleagues at Moritz College of Law and from other institutions around the world.

 

Zotero is free reference management software that can help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. When it senses you are viewing a book, article, or other source online, it can automatically extract and save the information you need to create footnotes. If you'd like to download Zotero, contact Moritz IT at moritzhelp@osu.edu.

Library Services

Citation Tracking

The law library can help faculty track citations to their scholarship. If you'd like more information on our process or the data we've collected for your scholarship, please contact Matt Cooper (cooper.373@osu.edu).

Promoting Your Scholarship

How do you know if your scholarship is getting noticed? Citations and downloads are the two simplest ways to measure your scholarship’s impact. It’s easy and fairly painless to set up profiles and alerts and to upload your scholarship to a number of different online databases to improve people’s ability to find, download, read, and cite your scholarship. You’ve already done the hard part: writing and getting published. Contact your faculty liaison for information on how to claim your scholarship profile on HeinOnline and Google Scholar, how to complete your profile on SSRN, and how to learn about the variety of other databases and tools you can use to promote your scholarship online.

Preserving Your Scholarship

The law library preserves faculty scholarship and other publications in the Knowledge Bank.The Knowledge Bank is an open source institutional repository that collects, preserves, and distributes the intellectual output of The Ohio State University. Please contact your faculty liaison if you'd like your work to be preserved in the Knowledge Bank.

 

We also update the Moritz College of Law Faculty Bibliography. When you've published an article, please let us know so that we can keep the bibliography current.

Scholarship to Help You Promote Your Scholarship

The instructional handout that accompanies the slides above can be found here. The article on which the slides are based, Increasing Article Findability Online: The Four C's of Search Engine Optimization, can be found here. It was written by law librarians at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Common Reference Works

The Legal Scholarship Blog

Moritz Law Librarian Susan Azyndar posts calls for papers and conference announcements of interest to law faculty to the Legal Scholarship Blog.  The blog is updated by a team of volunteers and is intended to provide information to law faculty about upcoming events and publication opportunities. Please contact Susan (azyndar.1@osu.edu) if you have any questions.

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