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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 to succeed in your teaching and research!
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Table of Contents

I. Welcome

A. Important Contact Information & Links 

B. Building Access 

C. Library & Reference Hours

D.  Off-Campus Access

E.  Get Help

F. Feedback on this Guide

II. Circulation & Reserves

A. Search the UC Library Catalog

B. Getting a Book or Article from Another UC Library

C. Getting a Book from OhioLINK

D.  Circulation & Reserves

E.  Loan Periods

F.  Course Reserves

G.  Exam File

H.  Interlibrary Loan

I.   Searching WorldCat

J.  Book Interlibrary Loan Form

K.  Article Interlibrary Loan Form

L.  Document Delivery

III. Reference & Liaison Services

A.  Get Help

B.  Classroom Instruction

C.  Research Assistant Training

D.  Reference Services

E. Reference Hours

F.  Routing

G. Current Awareness Resources

I. Reference Librarians

IV.  Information Technology

A.  IT Services & Support

B.  IT Staff

C. Media & AV Support

D.  UC Central Login

E.  UCMail

F.  Wireless

G.  UC FileSpace

H.  VPN & Off-Campus Access

V. Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law Access

VI.  Other Research Databases

A.  Legal Databases

B.  Other Selected Non-legal Databases

VII.  Current Awareness Resources

VIII. Purchase Recommendations

IX.  SSRN & College of Law Repository

X.  Citation Management Services

A.  Social Bookmarking

B.  Citation Managers

C.  Comparison of Citation Management Software

XI.  Research Guides

A.  Suggest a Research Guide

B.  Law Library Research Guides

C.  Find a Guide

D.  Get Help

XII.  Law Library Legal Research 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

XIII.  Vendor Legal Research Tutorials

A.  Lexis

B.  Westlaw

C.  Bloomberg Law

C.  FastCase

D.  HeinOnline


F.  Making of Modern Law

XIV.  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

XV. Media & Course Web Pages

A.  Media & AV Support

B.  E-Course Management Solutions

C.  Faculty Technology Resources Center

XVI.  PollEverywhere

A.  About PollEverywhere

B. Signing Up for a Free Account

C.  Creating a Multiple Choice Poll

D. Inserting a Poll Into PowerPoint  (Windows 2007, 2010, 2013)

E.  Inserting a Poll Into PowerPoint (Mac 2011)

XVII. Canopy

XVIII. Microsoft Lync


A.  About CALI

B. Creating CALI LessonLinks

XX. Faculty Development

A.  Faculty Development One Stop

B.  Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L)

C.  UC Libraries' Workshops

XXII. Research Assistants

A.  Research Assistant Privileges

B.  Faculty Authorized Borrower Form for Research Assistants

C.  Research Assistant Training

XXIII.  Maps of the Library

A.  Finding Material in the Law Library

B.  Search the Library Catalog

C.  Maps of the 1st & 2nd Floor

D.  Maps of the 3rd & 4th Floor



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 for Law Faculty & Law Students

Your UC ID (Bearcat Card) will allow you access to the building and the Law Library 24/7. If you forget your UC ID during regular business hours (weekdays, 8:00am -- 5:00pm) enter through the Clifton Avenue doors.

If you forget your UC ID after-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.

To enter the Library when it is closed, swipe your ID card through the key-card reader mounted outside the library entrance located across from classroom 302.  Exit after-hours through that same door.

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.  Report any problem that you experience with the key-card access function of your I.D. card to Susan Boland, Associate Director of Public & Research Services.


Library & Reference Hours

Library Hours

Although Law faculty and law students have 24/7 access to the Library, circulation and reference are only available during certain 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
Contact Info
Robert S. Marx Law Library
University of Cincinnati College of Law
PO Box 210040
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040

315 (office)
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Off Campus Access

UC Access Only

Preferred login for UC. First time users must download the VPN software. Login using your 6+2 and Central Login password.

New: On August 11, 2014, the SSL VPN will be modified to so that the Junos Pulse client is presented for download.  Junos Pulse will become the default SSL VPN client for new SSL VPN users.  If you already have the “Network Connect” client installed you will still be able to connect using the “Network Connect” client.

If you don't have VPN software on your computer, use this to login with your UC or affiliate ID.

Troubleshooting Tips
Call UCIT's Help Desk: 556-4357


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