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Speech Assignments: Court Cases

Selected Resources and Services in Davis Library for Students in Speech Communication Classes at the University of Rio Grande.

RioCat-Books Owned by Davis Library

RioCat - Print Books Owned by Davis Library and Latest eBooks

Davis Library's Top Floor Book Collection.

Davis Library's Top Floor Circulating Collection - Use RioCat to find print books and other physical materials owned by Davis Library as well as the latest online eBooks through OhioLINK.  Look for the "Advanced Search" feature and limit by "Material Type": Select either "BOOK" or "EBOOKS".

Find Just eBooks - Limit Your Search to Online Books

OhioLINK Electronic Book Center.  Use and read online books on any device, anywhere, anytime.  "Connect" through the title record.  Use the "Search This Book" feature to find specific information quickly.  See our Find eBooks LibGuide.

OhioLINK Off Campus Access:

1.  Choose the "Off Campus" Link.

2. Select Institution: University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College.

3. Enter Your First and Last Name.

4. Your Student ID Number is an "s" followed by your Student ID (Example: s300123456).

5. If you need a Library PIN: It is the last four digits of your Social Security Number (Example: 1234).

Law Books in Davis Library

Generally, in the RioCat Database, court case names will not work as words or subject headings.

Instead, try related subject headings to browse through law books on the Second Floor like:

Subject Heading                                                             Corresponding Call Number Area

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS/SPEECH -                                        323.44's

UNITED STATES - CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -                                342.73's

UNITED STATES. SUPREME COURT -                                          347's

CRIME AND CRIMINALS -                                                              364's

OhioLINK Library Catalog - Borrow Books from Other College Libraries

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OhioLINK Library Catalog

To access the delivery service click on “Request”. Follow the prompts.

  • Select Institution: U of Rio Grande & RGCC.
  • Your Name: First and Last.
  • Your “Barcode” is simply an “S” followed by your Student ID Number (Example: s300123456).
  • If you need a Library PIN: It is the last four-digits of your social security number.

Generally: It takes 3 to 5 business days for books to be ready for you to pick-up at Davis Library's Circulation Desk.

"Ready" Status in "My Record" from Davis Library's Homepage indicates materials are at Davis Library's Circulation Desk and ready to be picked up.  An email saying "Ready" will also be sent.

Students may have books for three weeks and possibly renew the book six times through "My Record". Charges may be levied for overdue or lost books.

SearchOhio

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SearchOhio is the public library counterpart of the more academic OhioLINK Central Library Catalog.  This shows the holdings of large Ohio public libraries. Offers borrowing privileges to OhioLINK users giving them access to millions of popular books, DVDs and CDs.

Court Cases in Articles from Periodicals and Journals

Off Campus:

1. Select Institution: University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College.

2. Your Barcode or Username is simply an “S” followed by your Student ID Number (Example: S300123456).

3. Your PIN is the last four digits of your Social Security Number (Example: 1234).

4. Under "Search Options": Select "Full Text" and/or "Scholarly" If Applicable.

Newspaper Articles

New York Times Index

This is a traditional print periodical index in the Reference Collection on the Main Floor and covers the New York Times, which Davis Library has on microfilm from the 1850's. Since this is cross-referenced so well, simply use the name of the court case in the appropriate yearly volume(s).

OhioLINK Databases That May Work for Court Cases

Off Campus Access:

1.  Choose the "Off Campus" Link.

2. Select Institution: University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College.

3. Enter Your First and Last Name.

4. Your Student ID Number is an "s" followed by your Student ID (Example: s300123456).

5. If you need a Library PIN: It is the last four digits of your Social Security Number (Example: 1234).

Non-OhioLINK (and Commercial) Web Sites That May Work for Court Cases