The ONU Taggart Law Library houses a large collection of digital and hard-copy materials useful to students in the LL.M. program. As the second-largest private law school library in the state of Ohio, the library has more than 400,000 volumes in print and microform. The library has several law librarians on staff who are well-versed in the library’s international, foreign and comparative law collection. The library also regularly offers research seminars on a variety of subject areas. When the College of Law is in session, the law library is open 113 hours a week.
Digital Collections and Electronic Resources
CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online): A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs (contains working papers, journals, books, policy briefs, and case studies from 1991-present).
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals: A searchable index of legal literature worldwide, covering all forms of foreign (non-Anglo American) law from 1985-present.
InfoTrac/Legal Trac: A searchable index of law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international legal journals from 1980-present.
LLMC Digital: A database with full-text page images of cases, statutes, administrative materials, treatises and other materials; contains collections of federal, state, foreign and international materials.
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law: Comprehensive analytical resource containing nearly 1,300 articles covering the whole of public international law.
PAIS International: Searchable index of international literature on public affairs published in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
GlobaLex: A wide variety of research guides on the laws of individual countries as well as guides on international and comparative law (available through the NYU School of Law).
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN): Public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations in English and some other languages.
Government Gazettes Online: Provides links and descriptions of official gazettes for countries worldwide.
Guide to Law Online: Nations of the World: Provides links to primary and secondary foreign resources, including constitutions, executive, judicial and legislative materials, legal guides, and general sources; organized by country.
WashLaw Foreign and International Web: Provides links to primary foreign and international legal resources, organized by subject, author and country (available through the Washburn University School of Law).
Hard-Copy Collection Resources
Constitutions of the countries of the world: a series of updated texts, constitutional chronologies and annotated bibliographies of international constitutional materials.
Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World (now updated online).
Law Journals: The Taggart Law Library subscribes to hundreds of law journals, law reviews and other periodicals covering a wide range of subjects, including international and comparative law, taxation, environmental law and other subjects.
United Nations Documents: The Taggart Law Library has a large collection of United Nations documents in the library stacks and microfiche collection. This material supplements the already large online digital collection of U.N. documents, and offers the availability for historical research into treaties, resolutions, and other U.N. action.
The Taggard Law Library is part of the Ohio Library and Information Network, OhioLINK, a consortium of 88 Ohio college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. LL.M. students have access to the collections of all OhioLINK libraries and can borrow books and resources from these collections while at Ohio Northern University.
Through OhioLINK and its member libraries, LL.M. students have access to:
- 49.5 million books and other library materials
- Millions of electronic articles
- 17,000 electronic journals
- 140 electronic research databases
- 68,000 e-books
- Thousands of images, videos and sounds
- 32,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students
U.S. Federal Government Documents
The Taggart Law Library also is designated as a U.S. Federal Documents Depository Library. It serves as an access point and houses a collection of many volumes of U.S. government documents available for student use. Upholding the rich tradition of transparency and open government in the United States, the Federal Depository Library Program is designed to ensure that the American public has access to government information.