Veterans Day

November 11, is Veterans Day, a public holiday in the United States. Veterans Day was originally celebrated as Armistice Day, and the historians among you will recall that the armistice ending World War I went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918. Congress acted to rename the holiday, “To honor veterans on the 11th day of November of each year, a day dedicated to world peace.” Ch. 250, 68 Stat. 168 (1954). In the late 1960’s, when Congress adopted legislation to create more three-day weekends on public holidays, Veterans day was moved to the fourth Monday in October. This lasted only a few years, and with popular sentiment favoring the traditional date of November 11, it was returned to that date in 1978. Pub. L. 94-97, 89 Stat. 479 (1975).

The law library has a special connection to Veterans Day. The library’s namesake, Robert S. Marx, a Hamilton County judge, was a founder of the Disabled American Veterans. The organization’s mission statement reads, “We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America‚Äôs injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.” You can read of the DAV’s founding and the role played by Robert S. Marx on its website.

We in the law library join our fellow citizens in expressing our gratitude for the service and sacrifice made on behalf of our country by U.S. veterans.


The End is Nigh!

No Doom in Store for You!

Now that we really have your attention, let the law library help you prepare for final exams, course papers, and whatever else you have to finish in the next few weeks.

  • Use the more than 400 study aids available in West Academic.
  • Browse the printed study aid collection in the Reference 2 area.
  • Review your knowledge with the more than one thousand CALI lessons.
  • Reserve a study room for some quiet time or collaboration with your colleagues.
  • Stop by the circulation desk to literally put the finishing touches on your paper with a stapler or hole punch.

Best wishes from the Marx Law Library Staff for a Happy Thanksgiving

 

This Week: Rounding Third and Heading Home

Next Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

  • Preparing for Exams with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
    • Tuesday, November 15th, 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Lunch and Lexis points; please register in advance!

 

Library Display: Spotlight on Military Law

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We invite you to come into the law library and view the “Spotlight on Military Law Resources.”

 

Two Weeks of Classes Remain

The Marx Law Library has the resources you need to finish up your course work and to prepare for exams and finish your papers. Take a look at these resources:

The library has you covered!
 

Election Day and More This Week

A Special Week

With November having started on a Tuesday, Election Day was pushed back to November 8th, just a few days before Veterans Day. We’ve put our Veterans Day post from two years ago on the front page. Leading the week with our opportunity to elect our president, senators, house members, general assembly members, and other public officials and then ending the week with a remembrance of those who serve our country in the military, gives us twice the usual opportunity to reflect on the roles played by citizens in our nation. Please vote Tuesday, if you have not already done so!

Learn more about elections and elected representatives!

 

Next Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

  • Preparing for Exams with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
    • Tuesday, November 15th, 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Lunch and Lexis points; please register in advance!

 

Feed Your Brain, Not Zombies

“Food” for Thought

The library doesn’t want your brains turning into a nosh for Zombies. Instead, visit us or use our online resources to provide you brain with the legal knowledge nutrition it needs to fight off the terror of exams and other end-of-semester frights!

Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

  • 1L Training with Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
    • Tuesday, November 1
    • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 118
    • Lunch & Lexis points!
    • Please R.S.V.P.

 

Research Session Next Week

  • Tuesday, November 8th [Election Day!]
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 4
      • Terms & Connectors Searching with Ronald Jones
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 302

         

    This Week: It’s About Open Access

    Open Access Supports Education, Research, and Knowledge Sharing!

    Open Access Week focuses on efforts around the globe to put scholarly literature in all fields, including law, within easy reach of students, scholars, and the general public. Open Access publications are available online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. The Marx Law Library and the University of Cincinnati Libraries both sponsor Open Access Scholarship Repositories. The University of Cincinnati Law Review, The UC Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal, and Human Rights Quarterly are all available as Open Access publications. We invite you to read these and other Open Access journals and to submit your articles to OA journals to provide maximum access to your scholarly efforts!

    Upcoming Legal Research Training

    • Tuesday, October 25th
      • Professor Bradley’s Section 2
        • Terms & Connectors Searching with Shannon Kemen
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
    • Wednesday, October 26th
      • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
        • Terms & Connectors Searching with Shannon Kemen
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
    • Friday, October 28th
      • Professor Smith’s Section 1
        • Terms & Connectors with Susan Boland
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 302
      • Professor Smith’s Section 5
        • Terms & Connectors with Susan Boland
        • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302
      • Professor Oliver’s LL.M. students
        • Secondary Sources with James Hart
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in the Computer Lab.

    Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

    • 1L Training with Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
      • Tuesday, November 1
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 118
      • Lunch & Lexis points!
      • Please R.S.V.P.

     

    This Week in the Law Library: Training Opportunities

    Welcome back from fall break. We hope the respite from classes gave you a chance to relax and enjoy yourself!

    Upcoming Legal Research Training

    • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series!
      • Cost Effective Research with Ashley Russell & Shannon Kemen
      • Tuesday, October 18th, 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
      • Lunch & Lexis points; Advance Registration Required
    • Wednesday, October 19th
      • Professor Oliver’s Section 4
        • Secondary Sources with Ronald Jones
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 302
    • Tuesday, October 25th
      • Professor Bradley’s Section 2
        • Terms & Connectors Searching with Shannon Kemen
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
    • Wednesday, October 26th
      • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
        • Terms & Connectors Searching with Shannon Kemen
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
    • Friday, October 28th
      • Professor Smith’s Section 1
        • Terms & Connectors with Susan Boland
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 302
      • Professor Smith’s Section 5
        • Terms & Connectors with Susan Boland
        • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302
      • Professor Oliver’s LL.M. students
        • Secondary Sources with James Hart
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in the Computer Lab.

     

    Banned Books Week Calls Attention to YOUR Right to Be Informed

    Display Hightlights “Banned Books Week”

    This week we join the American Library Association and libraries across the country in calling attention to the infringement of your right to read by those who seek to ban books from libraries and other venues. The ALA has published its 2015 list of most challenged books. You’ll note that both fiction and nonfiction books are included, and the reasons that bans were sought vary. Librarians believe that the worth of a book is to be judged by each reader, and that the sharing of ideas and subjecting them to open discussion is the best way to promote discerning judgment in a free society. Please stop by the library to look at our display of posters and on the digital screen, created by Lisa Wernke and Susan Boland.

    Upcoming Legal Research Training Sessions

    • Friday, September 30th
      • Professor Smith’s Section 1
        • Statutes with Susan Boland
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 302
      • Professor Bradley’s Sections 2 and 3
        • Secondary Sources with Shannon Kemen
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B