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Table of Contents

I. Welcome

A. Important Contact Information & Links 

B. Building & Library Access 

C. Library & Reference Hours

D. Feedback on this Guide

II. Circulation & Reserves

A.  Circulation

B.  Course Reserves

C. Search the UC Catalog

D. Exam File

E.  Getting Books from Another UC Library

F.   Getting Books from a Non-UC Library

III. Reference Services

A.  Get Help

B.  Classroom Instruction

C.  Reference Services

D.  Reference Hours

E.  Current Awareness

F.  Reference Librarians

IV.  Information Technology

A.  IT Services & Support

B.  IT Staff

C.  Media & AV Support

D.  Wireless

V. Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law Access

VI.  Other Research Databases

A.  Legal Databases

B.  Other Selected Non-legal Databases

VII.  Purchase Recommendations

VIII.  SSRN & College of Law Repository

IX. Citation Management Services

A.  Social Bookmarking

B.  Citation Managers

C.  Comparison of Citation Management Software

X.  Research Guides

A.  Suggest a Research Guide

B.  Law Library Research Guides

C.  Find a Guide

D.  Get Help

XI.  Law Library Legal Research Video Tutorials

A.  General Legal Research

B.  Secondary Source Research

C.  Constitutional & Statutory Law Research

D.  Case Law Research

E.  Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law Searching Research

F.  Administrative Law Research

G.  Legal Citation

H.  Free & Low Cost Alternatives to Lexis & Westlaw

I.  International Law Research

J.  Tax Law Research

K.  Immigration Law Research

XII.  Vendor Legal Research Tutorials

A.  Lexis

B.  Westlaw

C.  Bloomberg Law

D.  FastCase

E.  HeinOnline


G.  Making of Modern Law

XIII.  Non-Legal Research Tutorials

A.  ProQuest Congressional

B.  Finding Articles (Academic Search Complete)

C.  Learn More About Summon

D.  How to Find Peer Reviewed Articles

E.  Tips on Finding Electronic Resources


G.  Project Muse

H.  Citation Management

XIV. Media & Instructional Technology

A.  Media & AV Support

B.  E-Course Management Solutions

XV.  Maps of the Library



Welcome to the Robert S. Marx Law Library! This guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Library can assist you in your teaching, research, and scholarship!


Important Contact Information & Links

Library Director:

Ken Hirsh
Director, Law Library & Information Technology
Professor of Practice
Room 314B, Marx Law Library

Public & Research Services:

  • Circulation Desk: 556-3016

  • Reference Desk: 556-8078

Information Technology:


Building & Library Access

Building & Library Access

During regular business hours (weekdays, 8:00am -- 5:00pm) enter through the Clifton Avenue doors.  After regular business hours or on the weekend, use the sliding glass doors at the back of the building where a call button has been installed with voice and video links to the Library Circulation Desk.  This service is only available during hours that the Law Library is open. See Library Hours for a schedule of open hours.

Reporting Unauthorized Persons & Emergencies

To report unauthorized persons in the Law Library after hours, or to report any personal or facility-related emergency, please call UC Public Safety at 556-1111. 


Library & Reference Hours

Library Hours

Hours vary over the summer and during holidays.  You can check Library hours at 556-0163 or at

  • Circulation hours when classes are in session:
    • Monday -- Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm
    • Saturday 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • Sunday 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Circulation hours when classes are not in session:
    • Monday -- Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Reference Hours

Take advantage of Reference Librarian expertise! Call the Reference Desk at 513-556-8078 with research questions and we'll be happy to help with suggestions for sources and tips.  Also, don't forget the Library's Web page and many research guides

  • Reference hours when classes are not in session:
    • Monday -- Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. 
  • Reference hours when classes are in session:
    •  Monday -- Thursday 9:00am -- 7:00 PM;
    •  Friday 9:00am -- 5:00pm

Associate Director of Public & Research Services

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Susan Boland
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Robert S. Marx Law Library
University of Cincinnati College of Law
PO Box 210040
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040

315 (office)
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