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English Legal Sources Available through BLS Library: Legal Books

BLS Library's Books

Tip: BLS Library's catalog defaults to searching SARA catalog by keywords.

  • Example: criminal law England

In BLS Library's catalog, also use pull-down menu option: Search SARA catalog by: Subject to search by Library of Congress subject headings, such as:

BLS Library licenses books in Oxford Scholarship Online: Law collection (part of Oxford Academic).  There also is a growing collection of OUP open access books.

Tip: Use WorldCat to search beyond BLS Library's holdings.

  • Tip: BLS students, faculty and administrators can request a scan of a book chapter or a print book through tab: ILL in SARA catalog. 
    • Enter your BLS user name (in format: firstname.lastname) & password > click: Create Request

      • Click tab: Other (to request a scan of a book chapter or a few pages) or click tab: Book (to request a print book). 

      • Please monitor both your BLS "In" box and "Clutter" folder for messages about your ILL requests.  Copies of book chapters/selected pages often arrive within 1-3 business days of placing a request.  (Material arrives more quickly if a lender can fill an interlibrary loan request electronically.) 

Westlaw UK: Westlaw Books (Subscription)

Westlaw database: > click link at top of screen: Westlaw, TWEN, Practical Law... > in pull-down menu, select: Westlaw UK Edge (which links to Westlaw Edge UK).

  • Westlaw UK tab: Westlaw Books allows BLS researchers to search/access many Sweet & Maxwell legal books. 
  • Tip: If researchers do not see a list of available publications at Westlaw Books, click link: Clear all filters.
  • Tip: Researchers also can identify books by using the Browse by Topic menu on the Westlaw UK home page.
    • Example: On Westlaw UK home page, click topic: Insolvency.  Scroll down screen to view available books (and many more resources).