The following books can help you get started in your law and legal studies research, and cover a wide range of disciplines, including environmental studies, gender studies, political science, and history.
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.
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?
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.
Finding Materials in the Library
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.