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Legal Studies

General resources and information for researching in legal studies.

Major search tools for books

Books, media, etc. - what are they?

These are the items you'll find on the library's shelves.

  • Books on a single topic by one or more authors.
  • Books which are edited volumes where each chapter is written by a different expert.
  • Audio-visual material such as DVDs, videos, CDs, etc.

Books, Media, etc. - how to search for them

1. Try a title or keyword search on your topic.
2. Look at several relevant records and note words and phrases from the "subject" area.
3. Go back to the search screen and search BY SUBJECT using the words you identified in step 2.
4. When you find something useful, copy down the call number and location.
5. Use the "Format" limiter under Advanced Search to limit your search to specific formats like Music, Visual Materials (VHS, DVDs etc.) 

Can't find it here?

Submit a request through Interlibrary Loan. We can get the item sent to us from another library, free of charge.

Online Reference Books

Browsing the stacks

Subclass K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law.

Subclass KB Religious law in general. Comparative religious law.

Subclass KBM Jewish law

Subclass KBP Islamic law

Subclass KBR History of canon law

Subclass KBU Law of the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy See
Subclasses United Kingdom and Ireland


Subclass KDZ America. North America

Subclass KE Canada

Subclass KF United States

Subclass KG Latin America - Mexico and Central America -
West Indies. Caribbean area

Subclass KH South America

Subclasses Europe

Subclasses Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica

Subclass KZ Law of nations