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Finding Books & Articles at the Pence Law Library: Finding Books

Pence Law Library Resources

Browse Library shelves

Browse a call number range in the library stacks (reserve and second floor) to find materials on a particular topic. This is also a good way to see the whole collection on the topic. See “Guide to Law-Related Call Numbers” for subject-specific ranges

Pence Law Library Catalog

Search for a specific book by title or author, or search for materials on a topic by keyword or subject. If the library has it, find it on the shelf or ask a librarian.

Sample keyword searches: administrative and judicial review; regulat* and financial.

Sample subject searches: administrative law united states; administrative procedure united states.

Browse a subject-based call number range in the online catalog

Search the WCL Library catalog by call number prefix (e.g., kf 5401) and browse forward to view WCL Library materials in that call number range. This is a good way to see everything the library has on a given topic. See “Guide to Law-Related Call Numbers” library.wcl.american.edu/resources/classificationlawref.pdf for subject-specific call number ranges.

If the book is not available electronically or at WCL, request it via interlibrary loan.

WCL students have access to a wide range of books and journals not available in AU libraries and databases through WorldCat. The link to WorldCat can be found on the Library’s “Information Resources A-Z,” “Information Resources by Topic,” and “Research Tools” pages.