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Government & Law

This guide will help you find articles, books, websites and other information concerning both state and federal governments and laws.

Frequently Asked Questions about Checking Out Books

MCC students and University Center students:

I'm a University Center Student; can I checkout books from the MCC Library?

How many books may I check out?

How long may I keep a book?

Can I check a book out again if I still need it?

Is there a fine if I forget to return my book on time?

What happens if I lose a book?

Where do I return books?

Do I have to have my ID to check out a book?

Can I borrow a book from another library?

Ebooks

Subject Areas in Library Shelves: Law

Want to just browse the library shelves for books about law?  Below is an alphabetical list of subject headings for this topic.  All you need to do is go to the shelves designated by the letter(s)

K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence

KB Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

KBM Jewish law

KBP Islamic law

KBR History of canon law

KBU Law of the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy See

KD-KDK United Kingdom and Ireland

KDZ America. North America

KE Canada

KF United States

KFT 1201-1799 United States - Texas

KG Latin America - Mexico and Central America West Indies. Caribbean area

KH South America

KJ-KKZ Europe

KL-KWX Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica

KZ Law of nations

Book Search

How to Search the Catalog for Government, Political Science or Law Books

Here's a quick tip for searching for government, politics, or law  books in the McLennan catalog:

  1. Select "Subject - Alphabetical" from the drop-down menu below the search box for the online catalog. Use government, politics, political science or law as your search term. 

  2. The resulting list will provide you with many subject headings that have to do with government, politics or law. 

  3. Select a subject that appeals to you and browse through the books. 10 results are listed per page. Click on the "next" button found on the bottom right side.

  4. If it is an e-book, you can read it on your screen by clicking through. If it is in the circulating or reference collection, you will need to come to the library to get that book.

Subject Areas in Library Shelves: Political Science/Government

Want to just browse the library shelves for books about politics and government?  Below is an alphabetical list of subject headings for this topic.  All you need to do is go to the shelves designated by the letter(s).

J Political Science

J General legislative and executive papers

JA Political science (General)

JC Political theory

JF Political institutions and public administration - General

JJ Political institutions and public administration - North America

JK Political institutions and public administration - United States

JL Political institutions and public administration - Canada, West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America

JN Political institutions and public administration - Europe

JQ Political institutions and public administration - Asia, Arab countries, Islamic countries, Africa, Atlantic Ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean islands

JS Local government. Municipal government

JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration