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Online Databases

The Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library subscribes to a number of online databases. Court personnel have full access to the databases either from their work computers or by obtaining usernames and/or passwords via the Library's "Online Databases" page on the court Intranet. Public patrons may access those databases marked with an asterisk (*) from Library computers, but must seek assistance from a Library staff member for the other databases.

Court employees should use the ID that was issued to them. Public patrons may use their own password to access or may check with a staff member to use the Library's public subscription.

*Lexis Digital Library
Court employees should use the ID that was issued to them. Public patrons may access digital books on any library computer, no password is needed when accessing materials in the library.

Court employees should use their assigned password to access WestlawNext. Public patrons may use their own password to access or may check with a staff member to use the library's public subscription.

*Chicago Manual of Style 
Another product that can be accessed automatically, the Chicago Manual of Style is completely searchable and easy to use, providing quick answers to style and editing questions.

The Columbus Dispatch 
Read all of the news that is delivered in the paper edition.

The Daily Reporter 
This online publication provides Franklin County legal news. Access to some stories and statistics is offered on the first page. Subscribers can search the archive for past news stories, court records, and legal notices.

*Hein Online 
Access hundreds of law reviews and journals, with many pre-dating coverage available on Lexis and Westlaw. Other resources available with this service include the Federal Register dating back to 1936, treaties and agreements, U.S. Attorney General opinions, legislative history, Statutes at Large, and a legal classics library. Follow the link above and click on the link for subscribers.

*LLMC Digital 
Also known as the Law Library Microform Consortium, LLMC Digital is the online arm of this entity that scans public domain legal documents. The online collections include federal, state, and territorial resources, along with some international and multi-jurisdictional materials. There is no password required to use this service.

*OhioLINK/State Library of Ohio 
Access requires a library card from the State Library of Ohio. Patrons who do not have a State Library of Ohio card can obtain an application form and assistance from a Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library staff member.

PACER Service Center 
PACER is the Federal Judiciary's centralized registration, billing, and technical support center for electronic access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records. Docket sheets are usually available for most cases, with some courts offering imaged documents as well. PACER bills at $.08 per page within a search result. A page is considered to be 54 lines, an imaged page is one page.

Wall Street Journal 
The electronic edition of this financial newspaper contains some stories that are not free. The Library's subscription allows access to these stories.

Word files may be viewed for free with Office Online.

PDF Files may be viewed, printed, and searched using the Free Acrobat® Reader. Acrobat Reader is a trademark of Adobe Inc.