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Law: Books

A guide to finding information relating to law. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

For example: ashworth principles criminal

You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.

Finding books

Finding printed books and e-books

Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.

 

Finding online book chapters

To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:

Getting books not held at Reading

Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).

For more information see our pages on requesting inter-library loans.

Key locations

2nd Floor

320 Politics
321.022094 EC/EU government and politics
323.4 Civil rights
328.4 European Parliament
328.42 British Parliament
340 Law
341 International law
341.184 EC/EU law
342 Regional legal systems
342.63 Church of England
343 Ancient and medieval law
345 Common law - general
346 Common law - Public law
347 Common law - Private law
349 Other modern legal systems
350 Public administration
352.042 British local government
353 United States Federal government
354.42 British central government
360 Social welfare
364 Criminology
364.942 Criminal justice - Great Britain

 

3rd Floor

100 Philosophy
170 Ethics
610 Medicine

 

Call Numbers for selected topics

Administrative law 346.4

Banking law 347.62

Children 347.126
Civil rights 346.35
Commercial law 347.7
Company law 347.72
Comparative law 340.5
Competition law 341.518 & 341.73
Conflict of laws 341.9 & 347.01
Constitutional law – British 346.142
Contracts 347.4
Courts 345.2 & 345.3
Criminal law 346.8

Employment law 347.16
English legal history 345.942
English legal system 345.0942
Environmental law 347.1463
Equity 347.8

Family law 347.12
Feminist law 347.128
Financial law 341.516 & 347.6
Food law 347.1462

Gas law 347.2293

Housing law 347.24
Human rights 341.37

Intellectual property 347.27
International arbitration 341.511
International criminal law 341.4
International economic law 341.5
International trade 341.51

Judicial review 346.46
Jurisprudence 340.1

Land law 347.21
Landlord and tenant 347.23
Legal research 340.017
Legal study skills 345.08
Legal writing 340.018 & 345.066

Marriage 347.122
Medical ethics 174.2
Medical law 347.1195
Murder 346.861

Natural law 340.141
Negligence 347.553

Obscenity 346.893
Oil law 347.2293

Personal property 347.26
Planning law 347.24
Precedent 345.12

Racial discrimination 347.133
Real property 347.21
Roman law 343.4
Rule of law 346.121

Sale of goods 347.75
Sex discrimination 347.134
Sexual offences 346.863
Sociology of law 340.15

Tax law 346.52
Terrorism 341.46
Theft 346.871
Torts 347.5
Treaties
– texts 341.01
– theory 341.2
Trusts 347.85

War 341.8
War crimes 341.4