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Law: Books

Library and information resources for staff and students in Newcastle Law School

Getting started

We've got over one million print books in the library, and access to over six million ebooks. So if you're looking for a book, you've come to the right place!

However, with so many titles available, don't get lost in the shelves. Make sure you know the most efficient way of finding the books you want - by starting here....

Browsing the shelves

Company 347.62
Competition 347.63
Contract 347.1
Criminology 364
English Legal System 345.0942
Environmental    347.34
European    348
Evidence           347.96
Family 347.42
International       341
IP and copyright  347.37
Land law        347.31
Medicine         347.446
Public 346.142
Succession 347.38
Tort 347.2

The print collections are organised by shelf numbers on the side of the books so that all the items on the same subject are kept in the same place.    

Please consult posters in the Law Library which highlight additional law subjects and relevant shelfmarks.

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Library Search - what is it?

Using Library Search to find Books

To find books and eBooks in the University Library, use Library Search: 

Keep your search simple; use the author's surname and one or two words from the title of the book.

For example: masterman constitutional law

New Books

Library Search will now allow you to see what new books have arrived and are arriving in Newcastle University Library!

Perform your search (e.g. keyword - Law) and then narrow the results to those new titles being added to stock using the New Records filter available in the left-hand menu. Options include New from Last Week, Last Month and the Last 3 Months. Voila!

eBooks and lots of them. Try EBL!

e-book collections for Law

Library Search enables you to search across all print and e-book collections. However, if you want to search/browse e-books from a particular supplier or collection, you can find links to subject specific e-book collections below.

Westlaw UK also supplies a variety of e-books through a subscription called the "Common Law Library". These include Chitty on Contracts, Dicey, Morris & Collins and Palmer's Company Law. Log into Westlaw UK and click on the Books tab to view a full list of titles.

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