Table of Contents
A. Guide Overview
B. Writing a Scholarly Article - General Tips
C. Narratives, Storytelling, and Outsider Scholarship
D. Off-campus Access Options
E. Feedback on this Guide
II. Choosing a Topic
A. General Tips
B. General Guides to Choosing a Topic
C. Circuit Splits
F. Blogs & Websites
G. Browse CILP, SSRN, or BePress
H. Table of Contents to Texts
III. Preemption Checking
A. General Tips
B. Legal Periodical Indexes
C. Full-Text Legal Periodical Sources
D. Non-Legal Periodical Sources
IV. Decoding Abbreviations
V. Finding Books
VI. Finding Articles
VII. Finding Statutes
VIII. Legislative History & Bill Tracking
IX. Administrative Law
X. Citation Management
XII. Evaluating Sources
XIII. Research Guides
XIV. Law Library Legal Research Tutorials
XV. Vendor Legal Research Tutorials
XVI. Non-Legal Research Tutorials
Congratulations! You’re now a member of the University of Cincinnati Law Review, Human Rights Quarterly, Immigration & Nationality Law Review, Freedom Center Journal, or The Intellectual Property & Computer Law Journal. As a member of one of these publications, you may need to write an article, pull sources, and/or cite check. This guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Library can help you accomplish these things successfully!
Writing a Scholarly Article - General Tips
The following books and articles can help you figure out just how to write that scholarly article:
Richard Delgado, How to Write a Law Review Article, 20 U.S.F. L. Rev. 445 (1985).
The author wrote this article to explain in simple fashion some rules, conventions, and shortcuts he learned over the years as a legal writer. He explains the various steps one ought to consider in writing a law review article, the types and genres of such articles, and a few tips having to do with submission and marketing of one's work.
Matthew A. Edwards, Teaching Foreign LLM Students About Legal Scholarship, 51 J. LEGAL EDUC. 520 (2001).
Discusses the purpose and form of law review articles.
7 N.Y. CITY L. REV. 195 (2004).
Looks at the Falk and Volokh books.
Eugene Volokh, Writing a Student Article, 48 J. LEGAL EDUC. 247 (1998).
The original piece that his book expands on.
Narratives, Storytelling, and Outsider Scholarship
For some background information on narratives, storytelling, and outsider scholarship (be sure and check with your editors regarding these styles of writing) try these: