We have added just over 100 new e-books from Oxford University Press, bringing our OSO Law total to almost 700 e-books. These can all be accessed via WebCat or via the OSO website, restricting your results to 'Availability - unlocked'. These are monographs rather than core text books, so help to broaden your research.
Examples include the following:
Nicole Roughan: Authorities: Conflicts, Cooperation, and Transnational Legal Theory
Joshua D. H. Karton: The Culture of International Arbitration and The Evolution of Contract Law
Amos N. Guiora: Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism
Mark L Flear, Anne-Maree Farrell, Tamara K Hervey, and Thérèse Murphy: European Law and New Health Technologies
Your reading lists will direct you to the core texts on each subject, but here are a few books which may help all law students to hone their skills!
The Hartley Library uses the Library of Congress classification scheme for most subjects. The books are arranged by codes called 'call numbers'. Here's a brief guide to the main call numbers for Law, but to find specific items, always check WebCat for detailed locations and availability.
|K||Law - General|
|KB - KD||English Law|
|KH||European Union Law|
|KS||North American Law|
|JX 2000 -||International Law|
|HV 6000 -||Criminology|
When you enter the details of the item that you want on the catalogue it will display a call number or code that tells you where the item is shelved.
The call number will usually look something like these examples:
TK 2380.45 GAR
B OCEAN (Physical) Kna
Although the codes look different, they work in much the same way: the combinations of letters and numbers gives a location based on the subject content of the item. The items are arranged on the shelves using the call numbers.
The library floor plan will show you where items with particular call numbers are stored.
Online dictionaries and encyclopaedias can be very useful places to start your research. There are some general ones, e.g.. the Oxford Dictionary of Law which is part of Oxford Reference and Halsbury's Laws of England which is part of Lexis Library. There are also subject-specific ones, for example:
PhD/ MPhil theses
Undergraduate/ taught masters dissertations