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Law Subject Guide (West Suffolk College): Books & eBooks


Books & eBooks

The Bury St. Edmunds library provides print and e-book collections to support Law. Printed books are found in the University of Suffolk Bury St. Edmunds Library Catalogue
All items on your reading list are available in either a print or electronic version. 

This guide provides you with useful shelf marks, search strategies and links to reading lists.

You can also find a variety of additional wider reading by browsing the library shelves or accessing Summon. Ensure that you limit to "Full text online" when searching to avoid the printed books in University of Suffolk Ipswich Library.

Useful Classmarks

The shelfmark (or classmark) will tell you where to find an item on the library shelves. Look out for the shelfmark on the library catalogue record. We use the Dewey system which works like this:

Books are shelved numerically digit by digit according to the number on the spine label,340.3  is shelved before 340.31 which is shelved before 340.2

Within each subject books are shelved alphabetically according to the author or first word of the title, so 340 SMI [Author is Smith] is shelved before 340.5 WHI [Author is White].

  • 340 - Law
  • 342 - Human rights
  • 342.087 - Discrimination Law
  • 345 - Criminal Law
  • 346.015 - Family Law
  • 346.022 - Contract Law
  • 346.03 - Tort Law
  • 346.043 - Land Law
  • 346.066 - Company Law
  • 346.07 - Business Law
  • 346.4207 - Commercial Law

Further Information & Support

For more information about search strategies, take a look at our Searching for Information Guide.

You can also access step-by-step information about accessing books and ebooks through the University of Suffolk Assignment Toolkit.