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Legal Research

Use this guide to locate information about laws, statutes, regulations cases, legal opinions and how to conduct legal research.

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?

End of semester: Why is my book due back in less than 2 weeks towards the end of the semester?

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?

Book Search

How to Search the Catalog for Government, Politics or Law Books

Here's a quick tip for searching for books discussing laws, cases, and legal issues in the McLennan catalog:

  1. Select "Subject - Alphabetical" from the drop-down menu below the search box for the online catalog. For your search terms use law United States or law Texas

  2. The resulting list will provide you with many subject headings that have to do with the 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: 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


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