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Guide to Researching US Tax Policy

Generally

When researching your article and/or pulling sources, you will want to utilize the sources listed in the Choosing Your Topic section of this guide.  Additionally, look at the following:

  • For interdisciplinary subjects, check one of the UC Library Subject Guides, http://guides.libraries.uc.edu (last visited Feb. 6, 2014).  The subject guides are developed by UC librarians who specialize in that subject in order to find applicable indexes and full-text sources that you will then need to search.  Remember that not everything is electronic!  Each subject guide will also have the contact information of the subject specialist who developed that guide.

  • Check to see if someone has written a bibliography for the particular topic.  This could be in book or article form.  For example, Susan M. Boland & Therese Clarke Arado, O Brave New World - Electronic Voting Machines and Internet Voting: An Annotated Bibliography, 27 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 313 (2007).

Books on Lexis, Westlaw, & Bloomberg Law

Search UCLID, the Online Catalog for Books

Always check UCLID first to see if a book is available in our library or another UC library.  Be sure and renew books or check due dates.

Some suggested Library of Congress Subjects:

 When you find a title through UCLID, the online catalog, that is owned by another library:

  • Click on the Request button. 
  • Enter your username and password
  • Select Law Library as your pick-up library
  • Click on the Submit button.

The book will be delivered to the Law Library and you will be notified when it comes.  Please remember that all library communications are sent to your UC email account so be sure and check it regularly or forward it to an email account that you do check regularly.  Be aware that it may take 3 or more days to arrive.  If you need the item sooner, you may want to travel to that UC Library to check out the book rather than request it through UCLID.

Be sure and renew and return your books as needed.  We cannot waive non-law library fines.

Note that if your pick-up location and request location are the same, the request is not processed.  In other words, if a book is available in the law library, do not request it.  Instead retrieve the book yourself and check it out.

OhioLINK Catalog Search

 If a book you want is not available at UC, you may be able to find and borrow it through the OhioLINK.  Be sure and check UCLID first.  OhioLINK is also accessible through UCLID (click the search OhioLINK button)

 

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Some suggested Library of Congress Subjects:

Be sure and renew and return your books as needed.  We cannot waive non-law library fines.  Renew books or check due dates.

The book will be delivered to the Law Library and you will be notified when it comes.  Please remember that all library communications are sent to your UC email account so be sure and check it regularly or forward it to an email account that you do check regularly.  Be aware that it may take 5 or more days to arrive.

WorldCat Catalog

If a book you want is not available in UCLID or OhioLINK, you will need to submit an Interlibrary Loan Request.

Search for an item in libraries near you:

WorldCat.org >>

Note that the Law Library does not use ILLiad at this time.

The book will be delivered to the Law Library and you will be notified when it comes.  Please remember that all library communications are sent to your UC email account so be sure and check it regularly or forward it to an email account that you do check regularly.  Be aware that it may take 10 or more days to arrive.  Circulation loan periods will vary.  Renewal options will also vary.  Generally, ILL material can only be used in the Law Library.

 

Classic Legal Texts

Book Interlibrary Loan Form

Loan Periods

How Long Can You Keep Something Checked Out?

Note that periodicals and reference materials do not circulate.

Loan Periods
Type of Material Loan Period Renewals Fines
UC Law Reserves 2-hours $1.00 / hour, $8.00 / day No renewals
UC Books 1 UC semester 2 renewals $0.50 per day for the first 29 days, Recalls $1.00 / day
OhioLINK Books 3 weeks 6 renewals $0.50 per day for the first 29 days, Recalls $1.00 / day
SearchOhio Books 3 weeks 2 renewals $0.50 per day for the first 29 days, Recalls $1.00 / day
UC Audiovisuals 1 week 1 renewal $4.00 / day
OhioLINK Audiovisuals 1 week No renewals $4.00 / day
SearchOhio DVDs 1 week 3 renewals $4.00 / day
Interlibrary Loans Varies Varies Varies

Paying Fines

The Law Library does not have the authority to waive fines from other libraries. Renew books at My Library Record.  Please note that for books where a replacement charge has been billed (30 days overdue), even if the book is later returned there will be a $50 billing fee.

The Fine Appeal Committee (for the entire UC library system) reviews fine charges that patrons wish to appeal. To appeal a fine, complete the Fine Appeal Form. The fine appeal form can be e-mailed to the Circulation and Multimedia Services Department at uclibcirc@ucmail.uc.edu.

Payments of library fines may be made by check or money order (payable to the University of Cincinnati) at Langsam Library and the Health Sciences Library. Payments by Bearcat Campus Card (UC ID) may be made at Langsam Library and the Health Sciences Library. To pay by mail, send your check or money order to: Interlibrary Services and Access, ATTN: John Stork, Langsam Library, PO Box 210033, Cincinnati OH 45221-0033. Payments can also be made with a Bearcat Card by phone at (513) 556-1424. They do not accept cash or credit. Payments by credit card can be made online.

Google Books

Some books may be available via Google Books.  Primarily, these are books within the public domain.  Limited previews may be offered for other books.  If you need a copy of a book found through Google Books, please check WorldCat and fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request.

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