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Law: Books & e-Books

Using book in your research

Books are particularly useful for an introduction to or broad overview of a topic. The Library has both print books and E-Books and you will find both by searching Library Search. Textbooks available on Law Trove can be found by searching Library Search as well as directly from Law Trove.

Law books, especially legal practitioners' texts are also available from Westlaw Books. Not all the books on Westlaw are findable on Library Search. You can browse and search Westlaw books from this link.

Useful Shelfmarks

Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelfmark number so will be grouped together on the shelves. You'll find the number on the spine of each book. Here is a selection of shelfmarks for UK Law:

  • Administrative law 344.1026
  • Commercial law 344.1067
  • Company law 344.10666
  • Constitutional law 344.102
  • Contract law 344.1062
  • Criminal law 344.105
  • Criminology 364
  • Employment law 344.1041125
  • Environmental law 344.10446
  • Equity 344.10604
  • Ethics 170’s
  • European law 341.2422
  • Family law 344.10615
  • Medical law 344.10441
  • Property law 344.1064
  • Social security law 344.1042
  • Sports law 344.10499
  • Tort law 344.1063
  • Trust law 344.10659

Searching for books held outside of DMU

Library Hub Discover (formerly Copac) brings together the catalogues of over 70 major UK and Irish libraries. In a single search you can discover  the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library), many University libraries, and specialist research libraries.  Researchers use Library Hub Discover to save time in their research, to quickly and easily discover and locate resources, to check document details and review materials in their field. Below is a link to the Library Hub Discover search pages.

Book databases

Google Books

You can search the contents of books from Google Books. But remember, most books are not available in full and the content available through Google Books can change from day to day.

Google Book Search