All print books are allocated a classmark, a code describing the book's topic, which is printed on the spine or cover of the book. It is used to order the books on the shelves and bring together at the same place books on the same topic. Our system uses capital letters to indicate major subject areas. Classmarks for resources on Law start with S. Relevant material will also be found in other areas including KDQO - Criminology and R - Politics. Numbers, stops and lower case letters may also be added to the main letter code to describe in more detail a book's topic. Classmarks end with an author mark in round brackets, generally the surname of the author, used to make it easier to find a particular book if there are lots at the same classmark: SM31 (B).
Books are arranged on the shelf in the following order:
There are separate sequences for oversize books and pamphlets at the end of the classmark range. Make sure you check the location details on OneSearch:
The Law Library is split into two sections: Primary Materials - Law Reports and Legislation and Secondary Materials - Journals and Books.
Below are some of the key classmarks in the area of Law that may help you as you browse the shelves.
The main Law collection is shelved at classmark S and is located on B Floor of the Library.
|Public International Law||SC100|
|International Law - Human Rights||SC200|
|International Criminal Law||SC210|
|English Legal System||SL11|
|European Union Law||SW71|
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