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Law: Books

Guide to law resources at University of Warwick Library. Includes law books, journals, databases, study skills, referencing, legal research and law librarian.

Law - Books

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Print Books

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The Law collection is on Floor 4 of the Library. Printed books are arranged by subject and law is shelved at K in the classification scheme. 

Most of our print books can be borrowed. If the book you want is on loan, you can place a hold on it and you will get an email when it comes back. 

Additionally, ebooks are available via Library Search, and short loan copies of popular books are available on Floor 1.

Reading Lists

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Law Reading Lists

Use our online reading lists to find key readings for your modules. Link directly to books, ebooks, book chapters, journal articles and other resources.

Library Search

Library Search

Dictionaries and encyclopaedias

Book image: Oxford Dictionary of Law
Book cover: Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary
Book cover: Guide to Latin in International Law
Book cover: Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law
Book cover: Words and Phrases Legally Defined
Book cover: Halsbury's Laws of England

Glossary of Legal Terms and Phrases

Lexis Plus UK iconLexisNexis Legal Glossary

An A-Z list of key terms and phrases in the legal industry with a definition and links to related practical guidance materials on the Lexis+ UK law database.

Legal non-fiction

Book cover: Secret Barrister
Book cover: Is Eating People Wrong?
Book cover: In Your Defence
Book cover: Misjustice: How British Law is Failing Women
Book cover: In Black and White: Race and Class in a Broken Justice System
Book cover: Enemies of the People: How Judges Shape Society

Get It For Me

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Get It For Me

For items not available in the library, use our document supply service for digitisations and inter-library loans.

Academic and Legal Research Skills

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Study Skills

Discover a range of library and study skills guides including how to study law, how to think critically, and how to write law essays and prepare for examinations.

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Discover how to avoid plagiarism, how to use the OSCOLA legal referencing style, and how to manage references with EndNote referencing software.

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Legal Research

Discover how to find legislation, case law, and journal articles using law databases, including Doing Legal Research moodle and Lexis+ UK and Westlaw Edge UK database training and certification courses.