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Catalog Help: Catalog Search Tips

Tips on how to search the library's holdings for books, eBooks, digital records, images, periodicals, and more.

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Tips for Basic Catalog Searches

From the law library website, click on Catalog.

Enter your search terms and select Law Library from the drop-down menu. Click Search.

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Capitalization and punctuation are not necessary.

When searching for a title, do not include any initial articles, such as "a", "an", or "the".

Searching Law and Lemieux Libraries

You can see what is available on campus by searching the Law Library and Lemieux Library holdings in Primo.

Searching for Course Reserves

From the library website, click on Catalog.

Click on Course Reserves and enter the name of your class or professor.

Instructions for Placing Items on Course Reserve

A “Reserve Materials Request Form” must be submitted with each item placed on course reserve. Forms are also available from faculty administrative assistants or from the Circulation Desk.

Non-circulating books and reference materials, circulating material from the treatise collection, and photocopied articles can be placed on reserve.

The Library will not make copies. Administrative assistants or student research assistants are responsible for photocopying.

Any photocopy or reproduction placed on reserve must be stamped with a notice of copyright. Faculty administrative assistants must seek copyright permission before the Library will accept materials for course reserve.

The Library staff processes course reserves as expeditiously as possible, but does not guarantee availability of material in less than twenty-four hours. Please plan accordingly before notifying students that materials are on reserve.

The loan period for course reserves is two hours unless the faculty member requests on the “Reserve Materials Request Form” that overnight copies be made available.

All reserve material will be removed at the end of the semester. All inquires about course reserve should be directed to Jason Cabaniss, Circulation/Resource Sharing Manager.

Narrow and Refine a Catalog Search

Once you have retrieved records from a search, you have the option to narrow your search by clicking on the facets on the left side of the screen.

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Library Locations — What Do They Mean?

3rd Floor

National Reporter System; ALRs; State Codes; Monographs, yearbooks, and serials that fall within Library of Congress call numbers A-KEZ.

4th Floor

Monographs, yearbooks, and serials that fall within Library of Congress call numbers KF-Z.

Court Level

Law reviews, periodicals and other materials located below ground; access by elevator only.

Micromedia

Microfiche and Microfilm located in room 204 on the 2nd Floor.

Reference Desk

General reference materials (dictionaries, almanacs, etc.) located behind the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor.

Reserve

Hornbooks, nutshells, course reserve materials, videos, and current exams located on the 2nd Floor.