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SJD Research Guide

This is a guide to library research resources that are available to SJD students.

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SJD Research: Library Resources Refresher


SJD Research Guide:

SJD Thesis Formatting:


CWRU Law SJD theses (print – not available electronically): (LC call # =LB 2371.S53 …)

OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations:

Dissertations & Theses Global Fulltext:


Treatises (Expert Authors, Primary Sources and Explanation, Updated, mostly U.S. law)

Scholarly Books

CWRU libraries:  

OhioLINK catalog:;jsessionid=984F44FE287A8A0CC7AEF8492116EC4F?lang=eng  

  • print and e-books at over 100 libraries
  • you can order any book (not already at a CWRU library) that says “available” with your e-mail ID and password and have it sent here in about a week

WorldCat:  (Interlibrary Loan)

Law Review (and Scholarly) Articles

            Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, Scholarly Commons (bepress)

Ohiolink research databases (560 research databases)

            Legal Collection

            Index to legal Periodicals and Books

            Academic Search Complete

            Business Source Complete

CWRU Law (legal databases): 145 databases

Meet with a librarian to pick which databases are most relevant to your research.

ElgarOnline ebooks (has a private international law encyclopedia)

Max Planck Encylopedia of International Law


access to 295 electronic book titles on various international law topics

electronic access to selected Lexis treatises

access to historical American and British legal treatises

multi-disciplinary titles

legal titles from a variety of publishers

electronic access to selected Westlaw books

Study Aids

study aids published by Lexis and Carolina Press, such as the Understanding and Q&A Series

study aids published by West, such as hornbooks, nutshells, and the Black Letter Series

study aids published by WK, including Emmanuel Law Outlines and Examples and Explanations