This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re moving the books into the new building! We’re also teaching technology in law practice, terms and connectors, and we’re helping Lawyering I sections with their memo research. We also continue to raise awareness for domestic violence and cybersecurity, as well as celebrate Open Access Week.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Lawyering I, sec. 2

Susan Boland, Interim Director
Room 135
9:00am – 10:25pm
Help with Memo Research

Lawyering I, sec. 4

Susan Boland, Interim Director
Room 170A
10:40am – 12:05pm
Help with Memo Research

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Lawyering I, sec. 5

Susan Boland, Interim Director
Room 230
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Help with Memo Research

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Lawyering I, sec. 3

Ron Jones, Electronic Resources Instructional Services Librarian
Room 145
10:40am – 12:05pm
Online Research

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Lawyering I, sec. 1

Ron Jones, Electronic Resources Instructional Services Librarian
Room 145
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Online Research

Featured Study Aids

CALI stands for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. is a non-profit consortium of law schools – of which UC Law is a member – that develops and distributes legal education lessons to the consortium members. There are hundreds of CALI Lessons for many different subjects. CALI also offers open access e-books. If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian.

Featured Guide

Law Faculty Publishing Guide

This guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Law Library can assist faculty in getting published.

Featured Video

Open Access 101

An animated video explaining open access to research and why it’s important.

Celebrate Open Access Week!

International Open Access Week

Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. This year’s theme is Open For Climate Justice. The theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.

Open Access Organizations


SPARC is a non-profit advocacy organization that supports systems for research and education that are open by default and equitable by design.

Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI)

The Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) brings together representatives from North American universities with established faculty open access policies and those in the process of developing such policies. It was formed to share information and experiences and to illuminate opportunities for moving faculty-led open access forward at member institutions and advocating for open access nationally and internationally.

Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA)

OASPA is a diverse community of organizations engaged in open scholarship with a mission to encourage and enable open access as the predominant model of communication for scholarly outputs.

OAPEN Foundation

The OAPEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in the Netherlands, with its registered office at the National Library in The Hague. OAPEN is dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books.

Where to Find Open Access Materials

Directory of Open Access Books

The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation. It is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. The aim of the Directory is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)

Directory of Open Access Repositories is a service that provides a quality-assured list of open access repositories from around the world. Each of the repositories has been visited by OpenDOAR staff to ensure a high degree of quality and consistency in the information provided: OpenDOAR is maintained by SHERPA Services, based at the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham.

Open Textbook Library

The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.

Open Access at the University of Cincinnati Press

Founded in 2017 as a fundamentally innovative and dynamic university press, the University of Cincinnati Press imprint publishes peer reviewed social justice and regional studies titles across all disciplines. Through our open access Manifold platform, the Press offers many titles free to all readers to shrink the distance between the author and the reader.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Begun in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.

More Help Resources for Domestic Violence

CDC Intimate Partner Violence

Violence is an urgent public health problem. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life and can lead to a lifetime of physical, emotional, and economic problems.

Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Of note are the annual reports to Congress that DOJ is required to file.

The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)

The Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI), was founded in 1984 and became a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization to deal with sexual assault issues. It gradually expanded its scope to include child, teen, and elder maltreatment. In 2006, FVSAI continued its work under the name IVAT – the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.

National Center on Elder Abuse 
The NCEA provides the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public. First established by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) in 1988 as a national elder abuse resource center, the NCEA was granted a permanent home at AoA in the 1992 amendments made to Title II of the Older Americans Act.

National Institute for Justice, Overview of Elder Abuse

NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ’s primary objectives regarding elder mistreatment are to identify emerging promising practices and evaluate their effectiveness in improving prevention, detection, and intervention efforts.


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004.

This year’s campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. For individuals and families, you are encouraged to See Yourself taking action to stay safe online. That means enabling basic cyber hygiene practices: update your software, think before you click, have good strong passwords or a password keeper, and enable multi-factor authentication (meaning you need “More Than A Password!”) on all your sensitive accounts.

More Resources on Cybersecurity

EFF, Surveillance Self-Defense: Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is an independent non-profit working to protect online privacy for nearly thirty years. This is Surveillance Self-Defense : their expert guide to protecting you and your friends from online spying.

Electronic Privacy Information Center, Cybersecurity

EPIC supports improved cybersecurity standards and oversight to protect against breaches and to ensure a quick and robust response when they occur. Learn more about who regulates and what laws govern in the cybersecurity arena.

FBI, October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As more aspects of our lives move online, it’s more important than ever to protect your digital devices and online information from criminals and scammers. During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, observed each October, the FBI and its partner agencies encourage you to practice good cyber hygiene and to be aware of common online threats.

FTC, Online Privacy and Security

Understanding online privacy, how to protect your devices from hackers and threats, and how to avoid common online scams.

Rand Corporation, Cybercrime

A wide range of computer security threats exists—including faulty software, password trafficking and fraud, and hostile groups intending to inflict damage—and awareness of these threats varies. RAND has conducted research to measure and increase understanding of the impact of cybercrime on businesses and governments and has addressed such issues as the pros and cons of counterattack, the value of deterrence and vigilance, and actions that can be taken in the face of cyberattack.



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