Access to over seventy e-book subscriptions on Westlaw.
Log into Westlaw and click on Westlaw Books to search for titles.
|Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites. You can search the Reading Lists database here.|
|From here you can access the library catalogue to see if the book is available. If it is available as an e-book, you can access the online version here too.|
The Library catalogue
If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title. Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation. If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.
The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf). Use the library map to find the correct floor (Law books are on 3 East and 4 East). The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.
Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelf mark (or class number or class mark or shelf mark or call number) number. You'll find the number on the spine of each book. Law books start from 340. They can be found on 4 East.
Key shelf mark numbers for Law
340 / 340.5 / 349.42 Law / English legal system
340.07 Legal method / legal skills / mooting
340.59 Islamic law
341 International Law
341.2422 EU Law
342 Constitutional law / administrative law / public law
342.082 Immigration law
342.085 Civil rights / human rights (England & Wales)
342.0858 Privacy law / data protection
342.4 EU constitutional law
342.4085 EU human rights
343.071 Consumer law
343.0999 Law and the internet / IT and e-commerce
344.01 Employment law
344.041 Medical and optometry law
344.046 Environmental law
344.401 EU employment law
344.4046 EU environmental law
345 Criminal law
345.05 Criminal justice process / sentencing
346.015 Family law
346.02 Contract law
346.03 Tort law
346.04 Property law
346.043 Land law
346.048 Intellectual property law
346.05 / 346.059 Equity and trusts
346.066 Company law
347.05 Courts procedure
The Law Reference section on 4 East holds many print series of law reports including the Law Report series, the All England Law Reports, and the Weekly Law Reports. It is also the place where you will find Halsburys, as well as other encyclopedias and reference materials. Loose-leaf resources such as Kemp and Kemp can also be found here.
You can find many books on academic writing, writing for essays, dissertations, research etc. in the library. Here are a few to get you started.
Ebook database where you can read ebooks online, download titles, and print page ranges from the thousands of ebooks available.
(Once you've clicked on the above link, click on to get into the database)