Ohiolink Service Pause and Delivery Company Change

Because of issues with Ohiolink deliveries, Ohiolink is changing back to the delivery company they used prior to July 2021. As part of the transition process back to the prior delivery company, there will be a pause in Ohiolink delivery services.

  • Between now and March 10, please request any needed items as early as possible because we anticipate that there will be delays. Akron Law librarians would be very happy to discuss your needs and help you look for alternate formats or other ways to secure materials, such as using Inter-Library Loan, which does not rely on this intrastate delivery service.
  • From March 11 through the end of spring term, you will not be able to request material through the OhioLINK Central Catalog. This is necessary to avoid a backlog of materials in the system during the transition.

Please contact the library with any questions, at ualawlibrary@uakron.edu, (330) 972-7330 (circ desk).

Audio Study Aids

Do you have a long commute? Want to learn law while you exercise or do other things? Or are you an auditory learner? If any of these describe you, you might be interested in these audio study aids:

West Academic Audio study aids – Click on Content Type and pick Audio or Audio Lectures. There are audio lectures (Law School Legends Series), audio books (Short and Happy Guides), audio case briefs (High Court Case Summaries) and short explanations of concepts (Office Hours). If you are off campus, use the link in this post or on the Law Databases page. When off campus you log in with your UANet ID and password.

Aspen Learning Library – “In Other Words” audio series explain particular concepts in law subject areas. Once you log in with your UANet ID (the part before the @ in your email address), You will see a link for Audio – about the middle of the page, to the left.

Law Database Name Changes

Meta (Facebook) isn’t the only one doing some rebranding. Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library is now known as Aspen Learning Library. It still contains all your favorite study aids, such as Emanuel Law Outlines and Casenote Legal Briefs. And you can still sign in with your “library card number”, which is your UANet ID.


The Cheetah research database is now called Vital Law. Vital Law has primary and secondary sources for Food and Drug Law, Health Care, Intellectual Property and many other subject areas.

December Grad Continuing Law Database Access

You still have access to these great databases for some time after graduation!

LexisNexis

  • Extended Access to Lexis+:  Winter graduates have access to Lexis+ via their law school IDs through June 30, 2022. This ID also grants them access to the Graduate Home Page.
  • Graduate Home Page: By February 1, 2022, the winter graduates’ view of the Law School Home Page will switch to the graduate view. This new view provides helpful information for their careers and job search.
  • Graduate Gift:  Graduates can select a “Graduate Gift” from the new graduate view of the Law School Home Page. This year’s gifts are LexisNexis eBooks and online subscriptions for Practical Guidance, Intelligize, Lexis for Microsoft Office, and Law360.
  • LexisNexis Rewards Expiration: like previous years, winter graduates have until January 31, 2022 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points.
  • Aspire Program:  Graduates conducting verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work may sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program for extended access to some items.  Please contact our Lexis Account Representative, Jennifer Durkin, at jennifer.durkin@lexisnexis.com, if you have any questions.

Westlaw

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw for 18-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage per month. Commercial/Professional use is allowed and encouraged.  The tools include:

  • Westlaw
  • Knowledge Center
  • Practical Law
  • Drafting Assistant Essential
  • Doc and Form Builder
  • West LegalEdCenter -one-year, no CLE

Extend access by logging into http://www.lawschool.westlaw.com and registering for Graduate Elite.

Click on your name in the upper right, and select Grad Elite Status

Bloomberg Law

Graduates automatically keep full access to Bloomberg Law through their individual account for six months following graduation.  Please contact our Bloomberg Law School Relationship Manager, Terry Stedman, tstedman@bna.com, if you have any questions.

Other databases:

New Intellectual Property Titles at the Library

The library recently purchased many new books on intellectual property law, including The History of Intellectual Property, Research Handbook on Trademark Law Reforms, Copyright in the Music Industry and lots more. These titles were hand picked by IP Professor Camilla Hrdy. You can take a look at them on the library’s new book shelf, which is right next to the Keurig coffee maker at the circulation desk. Many of these titles are listed on the library’s Copyright Research Guide or Patent Law Research Guide.