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A guide to assist Moritz law journal members with cite-checking article drafts.

Scan Policy Update

If you need pages from a journal, book, or similar material, ask yourself the following questions:

1. Is the book available online?

  • I don't know.  Check the Library Catalog. Still not sure? Contact the Reference Desk (lawlibref@osu.edu)
  • Yes.  Use the electronic version
  • No.  Once you are ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that the book is not available online, move to question two

2. Is the book available in the Moritz Law Library?

  • I don't know.  Check the Library Catalog. Still not sure? Contact the Reference Desk
  • Yes.  Contact the Circulation Desk (lawcirc@osu.edu) to request a scan
  • No.  Use ILLiad to request a scan 

When sending the Circulation Desk a scan request, please include: (1) your journal; (2) the author; (3) the title -- and volume, if applicable; (4) the year; (5) the call number; (6) the permalink; and (7) the pages that you need scanned. Include any other information that you think is relevant to help us find the material. See the example below:

(1) Journal: Law Library Journal
(2) Author: Alan Samansky
(3) Title: Choice of Entity
(4) Year: 1994
(5) Call No.: KF6297.A45 S36 1994
(6) Permalink: https://library.ohio-state.edu/record=b8261704~S7
(7) Pages: Book cover, title page, copyright page, and pages 6-10

Reference Librarians

Reference librarians are available to offer guidance during accuracy check. Reach us in person or by phone, email, or live chat. See our Ask a Librarian page for more details.

Reference Desk Hours
Mon-Fri: 10:00am-4:00pm*

You may also contact a specific reference librarian for assistance.

* Summer and holiday hours may differ

Navigating the Library

Use this Map, which can also be found posted around the library, to see where particular call numbers are located.

Basic Bluebooking Guides

For basics on Bluebooking law journal footnotes, see:

Key Resources

HeinOnline     **OSU (off-campus access)
A legal database containing an extensive Law Journal Library and official versions of many commonly cited sources, including the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, and the Congressional Record. To find a source, search by citation using the Citation tab or use the Advanced Search to search by title, author, keyword, or date

Legal Research Databases
A complete list of databases available through Moritz Law Library, along with free resources and relevant databases from OSU Libraries

Library Catalog
The primary finding tool for OSU Libraries resources. Search the OSU Library Catalog by keyword, author, title, subject, or number

OSU Libraries Online Journals List 
A complete list of online journals and e-books available through OSU Libraries. Search by title or browse by title or subject

Checking Out Books

In the Library Catalog, use the red "Request this item" button for items not in the Moritz Law Library collection but available at other OSU library locations. To complete the request, you will need to enter your name, as it appears on your BuckID, and your University ID number, which is the shorter string of numbers on your BuckID. You will receive an email message when the item arrives.


 

In the Library Catalog, also notice the blue "OhioLINK catalog" button, which you can use to search other Ohio academic libraries for a book. Once in the OhioLINK catalog, use the green "Request" button to request delivery of a book to the law library. To complete the request, you will need to enter your name, as it appears on your BuckID, and your University ID number, which is the shorter string of numbers on your BuckID. You will receive an email message when the item arrives.

 

Scanning

The library has a scanner near the Law Library Administration Suite (Room 274) for student use. You may scan pages from books, journals, and loose documents. Once you have scanned the pages you need, you can send the file to your email address or upload it to your personal flashdrive.

My Library Account

Use your My Library Account to check due dates and renew materials. Remember that you are personally responsible for material checked out on your library account.

The borrowing period for OSU material is 17 weeks with possible renewals beyond that period. If an item is requested by another user, the due date may be sooner. For material received from other Ohio academic libraries, the borrowing period is 3 weeks with possible renewals beyond that period.

Off-Campus Access

Many OSU Libraries resources are available off campus. Some will prompt for your name.# and password; others will only grant access if you are using the Off-Campus Sign In, which can be found on the OSU Libraries homepage.

Interlibrary Loan

If you cannot find a book, article, or other material in the Library Catalog or on OhioLINK, check WorldCat to see if a library outside Ohio has the item. To request a book available through WorldCat, fill out an orange interlibrary loan request form at the reference desk or use the main library's interlibrary service, ILLiad. If you need a PDF of a source that replicates the print version, specify this in the online form. You will receive an email when the item is available for pick-up.

When requesting materials, please check to see if another journal member has already requested the item before submitting an interlibrary loan request.