Legal Research and Writing Resources: Reference, Books, & Journals

Recommended resources for students conducting legal research.

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Refer to the following Library Quick Guide for help on searching the library catalog and locating materials:

Catalog Search

CS Library

Use the Columbus State library catalog to search for books, journals, eBooks, and audio-visual materials owned by Columbus State Community College.

OhioLINK Catalog Search


Still can't find what you're looking for? Try OhioLINK. Use your name and Cougar ID to request items be delivered to the Columbus State Community College library.


State and Local Bar Association Journals

Need Help Starting Your Research?

Check out the titles below for helpful advice on starting legal research, locating cases, using case law, and writing legal memorandums and briefs:

Legal Reference Books

The majority of legal reference books are located on the 3rd floor of the library on the Columbus Campus. Note that the reference titles below are for in-library use:

Legal Terms

Search Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary online for legal definitions or check out the print copy from the CSCC library.

Print Periodicals

Browse these legal journals and magazines on the third floor of the library.


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