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SWUPL and CWRU Law Dual LLM Program Research Guide

This is a guide to the resources available to the students while they are in China for two years and in Cleveland for an additional year while obtaining LLM degrees from both instittuions.

Research Tipcs

  • Current topics
    • Law360 (internet/Lexis)
    • Factiva (OhioLINK research database that focuses on news and wire sources)
    • BlommbergBNA newsletters
  • Law Reviews -- start with a search -- this will link to law review articles via HeinOnline and scholarly articles via JSTOR.
    • Plus: quick and easy
    • Minus: newest full-text articles may not be available
      • for newest articles, try
        • secondary sources on Lexis or Westlaw
          • ATLEAST51("international adoption") will only retrieve articles that mention that phrase 51 or more times.
        • Legal Collection (OhioLINK research database) 
          • can search by keyword and/or subject heading (and/or article author or article title) for more precise results
          • can retrieve both longer and shorter legal articles
            • option to search for only scholarly (peer-reviewed), longer articles
            • can restrict by date (e.g. articles after 2015)
  • Major Treatises (via Lexis or Westlaw)
    • U.S. scholarly works, written by experts, frequently updated, point to relevant primary resources and provides context.
    • This guide provides links directly to Lexis or Westlaw online treatises for various U.S. legal topics