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How to Find Law Books

In the Library of Congress classification system used by the Whitworth Library, law books in both the main collection and reference (non-circulating) collection are shelved under call numbers beginning with these letters:

Law in general
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To search for both print books and e-books owned by the library, use the Library Catalog tab above.  E-books can also be found via the Electronic Books tab above.

Citing Your Sources

The styles mainly used for Law & Legal Studies are:

However, you should follow the instructions given by your professor, editor, or journal first. See the Citation Resources page for more detailed information on citation styles.