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Law and Legal Studies: Subject Guide: Books

Law and Legal Studies Books

WorldCat Local

Searching in WorldCat Local

WorldCat Local is the library's online catalog.  Search it to find out what books, e-books, videos, DVD's, CD's and more are available in our library.

Keyword Searches

A keyword search is the most general kind of search you can do. Keyword searches look for matches in the title, the author, chapter titles, etc.

You can refine your keyword search using these tips:

- use quotes to search phrases: "legal theory"
- use + to mark essential terms: +trial,
- use * to mark important terms: *privacy,
- use ? to truncate: constitut?

Subject Headings

You can also browse subject headings for material. When you pull up a source you like, you can use the hyperlinked subject headings at the bottom of the page to find additional material.

Searching for subject headings can sometimes be tricky since the terms are not always what you'd expect. If you are having trouble figuring out the right terms to use, feel free to ask a librarian for help!

Here are some law subject terms you can use to get started.

Law

Courts

Environmental Law

Practice of Law

Jurisprudence

Law -- United States

Finding Materials in the Library

 The library uses the Dewey Decimal System to assign a unique call number to every item in the building.

The library's collection spans all three floors of the building. The Main collection is split among the three floors by call number:


000-199 First Floor
200-699 Second Floor
700-999 Third Floor

If you need help finding material, ask a libararian!

WorldCat

If you don't find exactly the right book at our library and want to see what is available at other libraries across the country, search WorldCat.

You can request books that our library does not already own through Get it! Allow extra time, up to two weeks, for the books to be delivered.

Or you can identify books in other libraries that you can travel to. You may want to obtain a TexShare card, which will allow you to borrow books yourself at other Texas libraries. Ask for more information at the library's Circulation Desk if you are interested in a TexShare card.

Search for an item in libraries near you:
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