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Reproductive Rights Seminar (updated September 2020)

This is a guide to law library resources for students in Dean Hill's Reproductive Rights seminar

Library Catalogs

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