Even as the law school has moved to remote work and classes move online, you can access library resources. The Law Library's homepage is: https://libguides.okcu.edu/lawlibraryhome and specific resources you might need are listed below.
Library services are limited to students, faculty, and staff while the Law School operates remotely.
The Law Library is offering a chat reference service that will be open from 9am-6pm Monday – Thursday. You may access this chat from our website. The chat box is on the right of the screen on this page and our homepage. Chat service begins Monday, March 23rd.
You may call the library's main number at 405-208-5271 from 9am-6pm to be connected to the librarian on call. Please leave a message if we don't answer and the appropriate person will be in touch with you.
You can also email any librarian listed under "contact information" to the right and we will either assist you or forward your query to the appropriate person.
The library will also offer assistance via Zoom so we can share our screens and walk you through searching, etc. as needed.
Library services are limited to students, faculty, and staff while the law school operates remotely.
West Digital Study Aids
The library subscribes to West Digital Study Aids, which includes the Nutshell and Hornbook series, audio book study aids, and others. You can access these study aids from off-campus here.
The West Academic Library app provides access to West Digital Study Aids on your phone or tablet off-line. The app also allows you to listen to audiobooks.
Lexis / Carolina Academic Press
Lexis is providing access to their collection of digital study aids. These include the popular "Understanding" "Mastering" and "Q/A" series. To access these study aids, use this link and enter your full OCU email address: https://lexisdl.com/library/okc
You can search via the search box at the top of the screen or browse by subject by selecting "browse library" to the left. You can find a guide to the Lexis Digital Library here.
Wolters Kluwer Study Aids
Wolters Kluwer is offering free access to its line of study aids, which includes Examples and Explanations. Please find a student user guide here and use the following instructions to log in.
West Academic / Foundation Press has graciously offered to provide students with free access to their e-casebook platform while they are affected by the move to online classes. Call West customer service at (877) 888-1330 to get this set up. The following items on Course Reserve are available in ebook format from West:
Books on course reserve available via Lexis / Carolina Press are:
Your access to law library databases will be unchanged. You can access them, including Lexis and Westlaw from this page: https://libguides.okcu.edu/lawdatabases
Being off-campus, you will need to sign in with your OCU credentials for access.
The remainder of the Legal Research Award classes for this semester are canceled. However, you can still earn points towards the Legal Research Award by watching the recorded presentations on TWEN and completing the exercise that goes with it. If there is no exercise for that presentation, then you must send Prof. Gatton or Prof. Turner an emailing telling them what key points you learned from the presentation. You can also complete specific CALI lessons to earn points. Please see the Legal Research Award libguide for more details.
If you are graduating this spring, please make sure you complete your hours (and make sure all proof of completion is forwarded to Professor Turner) by April 13, 2020 so that your name can be included on the list that goes to the Dean’s office for commencement.
If you have any questions, please email Professor Le'Shawn Turner.
Chat reference is available to students, faculty, and staff at OCU Law from 9am-6pm Monday-Thursday.