In order to save a PDF from a website as a source:
Click “Control p” for Windows or “Command p” for mac
Change printer to “PDF”
Click “Save” or “Save as PDF”
Save the file in a folder with the author’s name. Use the naming system, e.g. OFN1, OFN2B, OFN3.5.
Verify the Source:
Find the page where the above the line text is supported in the source and highlight the quote or the relevant passage.
If the source does not support the above the line, then leave a note next to the highlighted section.
On the first page of the PDF create a note stating that the above the line text in footnote ___ is supported (or not) on the PDF page number you just highlighted.
Create 2 PDFs for each statute citation.
PDF #1: Find the statute on Westlaw and download a PDF of it. On this PDF highlight the section at the bottom of the statute that states what date the statute is current through. This “current” date will tell you which statute book you need to scan for state statutes.
PDF #2: If it is a USC statute, download a PDF version from an official online source. If it is a state statute, find the physical statute book (either in our library, by OhioLink, or ILL) that has the correct, current, updated statutes and scan 1) the cover of the book, 2) the spine, 3) the title page, and 4) the relevant part of the statute. Combine all of these pages into one PDF and upload this to the Excel Spreadsheet. Apps like “Genuis Scan” are helpful for this.