How do I Find Books?
Use the library catalog to locate books, journal titles, videos, DVDs, maps and other materials owned by the Law Library.
a. Keyword will look for the words you enter anywhere in the catalog record.
Ex. wright and miller and procedure
c. Click on the Keywords Anywhere button to run your query, unless you are searching only author names, etc.
3. Search by Title if you know the exact title of the work you are seeking.
a. Enter title of the work, omitting the leading articles (a, an, the). You should include any subtitle that appear in the title.
Ex. criminal procedures : cases
b. Select "title" button to perform a keyword title search. If the results are too numerous, revise your search to a "Browse alphabetically."
4. Search by Author if you are searching for works by a particular author.
a. Authors may be an individual, several individuals, an institution, a corporation, or a jurisdiction.
b. Enter the name of the author - last name first, then intial or first name. Punctuation is not necessary except for hyphens.
c. Select "Browse Alphabetically" and click on the Author button.
5. Search by Subject Heading if you know the assigned Library of Congress Subject Heading (LC).
a. If you do not know the proper subject heading, perform a keyword search; you can then view the detail record for the correct subject heading.
6. If the catalog finds results matching your search they will display either in a record list (with title, author, edition) or as a full record.
a. Click on view items to find out if the book is available. Note the location and call number of the work. Click on "Call Number Guide" on the right side bar for the location of general collection materials.
For more online search help consult Searching the Library Catalog.
"Ask a Librarian" if you need help!
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