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Reproductive Rights Lab (LAWS 5918)


A.  Tools for Locating Hard Copy Monographs, Treatises, Loose-leafs, etc. (i.e., library catalogs!):

1. Case catalog - CWRU campus-wide library catalog. Use "Advance Search" or "Simple Search" and then "Modify Search." Can limit results to just the law library's holdings, but the Kelvin Smith Library also has many relevant books on reproductive rights.

2. OhioLINK catalog - Union catalog of all university and college libraries in Ohio. You can directly request any "available" book which is not already available at a CWRU campus library.

3. WorldCat - Union catalog of many, if not most, research libraries in the United States. Request materials via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

4. Cleveland Public Library

5. Cuyahoga County Public Library

6. Bibliographies - Search for "reproductive rights bibliography" using Google.

B. Library of Congress Subject Heading Searches:

1. Reproductive Health                             

2. Reproductive Rights                              

3. Birth Control

4. Contraception

5. Conception

6. Family Planning   

7. Abortion 

8. Abortion Law and Legislation United States

9. Sterilization

10. Involuntary Sterilization

11. Women’s Rights

12. Human Reproduction

13. Human Reproductive Technology

14. Pro-life and Pro-choice Movement


C. Search by LC Call Number:


Call Number

Subject Area


Parent and Child Law


Abortion, Reproductive Rights


Human Rights


Human Reproductive Technology—Law and Legislation


Women and the Law


Sexual Harassment/Discrimination in the Workplace


Abortion—Law and Legislation


Constitutional Law


Abortion Law and Legislation


Family Planning/Birth Control (mainly at Kelvin Smith Library)


Abortion/Childhood (mainly at Kelvin Smith Library)


Reproductive Technologies




If working from home, you will need to use a VPN connection or Single Sign-On.  You can download the Case VPN client from UTECH.

                A.    The Law Library's A-Z Database Finder 

                B.    Kelvin Smith Library's A-Z Database Finder 


Online Resources

Locating Full-Text of Law Review Articles

Online Resources

HeinOnline (Electronic Journals)

  • Full-text collection of back issues of legal journals.
  • Multiple searching capabilities, including access by official citation.
  • Exact page images.
  • Coverage varies by publication.  Coverage pre-dates Westlaw and Lexis.

Case eJournal Portal

  •  An alphabetical listing with links to all electronic journals accessible to Case students and faculty. 
  • Specific journals can be browsed or searched by keyword or specific citation.



Print Resources

Use Case Catalog to locate law review record. Then use the call number to locate the law review on the Ground Floor of the Law Library. Where available, follow the link in the EuclidPlus record to connect to an electronic copy via HeinOnline, Ebsco, JSTOR, etc.

  1. If not available at CWRU law library, try an electronic source (e.g., Case/OhioLink Electronic Journal List, Westlaw, Lexis, JSTOR, etc.), put in an Interlibrary Loan Request, or see a reference librarian.

Federal Statutes and Regulations

  1. Congressional Record – GPO, HeinOnline, Westlaw, Lexis, Law Library Ground Floor, Range 103
  2. Congressional Hearings - ProQuest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection
  3. Sources for Legislative Histories – ProQuest Legislative Insight, Westlaw
  4. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) – GPO, HeinOnline, Westlaw, Lexis, Current: Law Library 1st Floor, Range 62, Previous editions: Ground Floor, Range 105
  5. Federal Register - GPO, HeinOnline, Westlaw, Lexis, Law Library Ground Floor, Range 104
  6. Regulatory Histories – ProQuest Regulatory Insight


Locating Case Law

Electronic Resources for Finding Reproductive Rights and Health Care Law Scholarly Articles, Papers, Dissertations, Briefs, etc.


Google: "reproductive rights"

Google: "reproductive rights links"