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Tips for Finding Books
Types of Searches
- Combine terms using AND.
- This search returns records that contain words that match exactly what you typed in.
- This is often (but not always) the best place to start.
- Catalog uses pre-defined subjects.
- This type of search works well if you are browsing for a particular subject that you know or a broad term. So if you aren't finding anything, switch to the keyword search instead.
- Subjects are arranged using the Library of Congress Classification system.
- Author searches are for looking for items a particular person has authored or written.
- The library catalog works best if you type in searches in the format "Lastname, Firstname."
- If you want books about a person, search for their name by subject.
- Use this search if you know the title of the material that you want.
Locating books and other materials in the Alkek Library
- Call Numbers will guide you to the location of physical items within the library. Most of the legal materials are on the 6th floor.
- Here's a breakdown of the call numbers for various areas of law (note: Texas State does not have materials in every area)-
K -- LAW in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence
- KB - Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence
- KBM - Jewish law
- KBP - Islamic law
- KBR - History of canon law
- KBU - Law of the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy See
- KD-KDK United Kingdom and Ireland
- KDZ - America. North America
- KE - Canada
- KF - United States
- KFT Texas Law
- KG - Latin America - Mexico and Central America - West Indies. Caribbean area
- KH - South America
- KJ-KKZ - Europe
- KL-KWX - Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica
- KZ - Law of nations