Using the Law Library's Catalog

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The UCONN Law Library’s catalog allows you to search and locate materials in the library’s physical collection, as well as access a wide variety of electronic resources.

There is a persistent search bar on the Law Library’s homepage, or you can reach the catalog directly at http://s.uconn.edu/LawLibCatalog.

What’s in the catalog?

  • Print books
  • Print journals
  • Other print sources
  • E-books
  • E-journals
  • Databases
  • Articles
  • Other electronic resources
  • Microform
  • DVDs

Search Result Displays

Once you enter your search terms and click the Search button, your results will be listed. There are a variety of statuses that could appear below each result, based on format and availability:

   Online access
Links to electronic resource(s). Click the Find Online button to access the URL.

   Full Text Available
Links to article(s). Click the Find Online button to access the URL.

   Available at ...
Material is available in the library. Location and call number are provided.

Checked out from …
Material is in use by another patron.

Check holdings
Books that are on order. Ask library staff for an ETA.
OR
Serials (journals and other print resources that are updated periodically) that have not been itemized in the catalog. Click on Find in Library tab to view Holdings (date range of issues owned).

Multiple versions found
Click upper right corner to view versions.

Why use the catalog instead of an internet search engine?

  • Only search items you have direct access to.
  • Smaller and more relevant number of results.
  • The catalog consists of a carefully curated collection from trusted and scholarly sources.
  • Catalog entries contain relevant keywords for more accurate search results.

Tips for successful searching

  • Use good search terms (keywords)
  • Start your search broad, then narrow your results.
  • Use filtering and sorting options by:
    • Subject
    • Material type
    • Publication date
    • Author/Publisher/Source
    • Course reserves
    • ...and more!
  • Take advantage of the Advanced Search options
  • Ask for help with your searching! Visit or contact the Law Library’s reference librarians:

The Law Library’s catalog is designed to provide easier access to law specific materials. If you find yourself looking for more general topics, you may find additional resources in UCONN’s Homer Babbidge Library’s catalog.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for at our library, you may be able to request it from another library via Interlibrary Loan: http://s.uconn.edu/ILLguide

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Rebecca Bearden
Technical Services Librarian,UConn Law

Rebecca works primarily within acquisitions and serials, by processing and receiving monographic and serial book orders, recordkeeping, and ensuring database integrity, as well as assisting with catalog maintenance and electronic resource management. She provides customer service between the library and vendors for book order and subscription related issues. She holds a B.A. from Eastern Connecticut State University, and an M.L.S. from Southern Connecticut State University.