August 15, 2014

Book Searcher Now Available at the Law Library

The Franklin County Law Library recently subscribed to 130 Wolters Kluwer national law treatises in electronic form through a service called Loislaw Connect. A treatise is a great way to begin a legal research project about an unfamiliar area of law. Loislaw Connect is divided into 25 subject libraries. Three of the more useful subject libraries are Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property and Employment Law. Three famous treatises included in the collection are Wigmore on Evidence, Bromberg & Ribstein on Partnerships and Mauet on Trial Practice. All of the treatises are full text searchable. An attorney can search all 130 of the books at one time, or search one or more subject libraries on topic, or just search one particular book. Forms and checklists on each subject are also pulled together in one database for easy searching.

Loislaw Connect is available in the Library’s two computer labs. Patrons can access it by clicking on the Loislaw Connect icon on the desktop of each workstation in the labs. Patrons can download sections of treatises for free onto their own flash drives. Additionally, patrons can email articles to themselves for free. Attorneys needing hard copies of articles can print them for ten cents a page using a Franklin County Law Library copy card, which they can obtain at the Circulation Desk of the Library.

Patrons may also call or email the library to request research assistance with Loislaw Connect or any of the other resources available in the law library. There are no longer fees for research assistance. Documents will be emailed at no charge. Patrons wishing to have their results printed or faxed will only need to pay the document delivery fees. All law library policies and fees are available on our new web site at lawlibrary.franklincountyohio.gov.

For more information about the coverage of Loislaw Connect or how to use it, please consult the web site or call the law library at (614) 525-4971, and ask for the Reference Librarian.