WorldCat represents the holdings of thousands of library catalogs throughout the world. Searching WorldCat can help you locate books, journals and other materials in major research collections as well as at local libraries. WorldCat can also help you decipher an ambiguous reference. Once you identify the exact title and type of material you seek, you may find that it’s readily accessible online or available right here in the law library collection.
You should always check the law library catalog first, but if you can’t find a title there, try WorldCat. Use the drop-down options to search by Title, and if you can’t find the item, try an Author or Keyword search and limit or expand your results by Year and Type of material. See the Library Research Guide on WorldCat Search Tips for more details.
You may find an item in WorldCat with a slightly different title or spelling of an author’s name. WorldCat may also indicate that your reference is not to a book, but to a journal article, book chapter, or symposium proceeding. Such variations could be the reason the item was missed in an initial search of the law library catalog. Return to the catalog to search with this additional information, or follow the direct link provided in the WorldCat record, and you may locate what you need in our collection.
Although WorldCat is not a full text database, it often provides links to full text documents on the Web or in subscription databases. You may need to try multiple links in the record or go to our Research Databases to access the full text from one of our subscription databases. If the item is a recent article-length research report, study, or working paper, a Google search may retrieve it in full text from the Web.