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Legal Research: Books/ eBooks

Scholarly Books

Evidence of scholarship:

  • Published by a university or specialized press
  • In-depth coverage
  • Lengthy bibliography
  • Academic author

Library Catalog for Books/ eBooks

You can search for books in the catalog by limiting to "@ClemsonLibraries".  


  • Use an asterisk * to find varied word endings:  
    •  immigra* finds immigration, immigrant(s), immigrating
  • Use quotation marks to keep phrases together:
    • "Title IX"
    • "capital punishment" cases
    • "landmark law cases and american society"
  • Look at full records to discover standard search terms:
    • Sports for Women --  Law and legislation  --  United States
  • To find E-Books, add "electronic resource" to your search:
    • health law "electronic resource"
  • Too many Federal documents?  Choose "Cooper (not fed docs)" from drop down menu under "View Entire Collection"

Books on Important Cases

The "Landmark Law Cases and American Society" series published by the University Press of Kansas offers more than 60 titles.

What if Clemson Doesn't Own the Book I Need?