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Finding books, videos & more
Berkeley Law's online catalog. This is the first place to start to locate books and journals on a particular topic. Search examples:
clear and effective legal writing
Title search (for a journal):
berkeley journal of international law
Note multiple online locations for the journal.
OskiCat is the web-based catalog for most of the holdings of the UC Berkeley libraries (but not the law library).
Melvyl includes the holdings of UC campus libraries (including the Regional Library Facilities) plus the holdings of all WorldCat libraries worldwide.
Law review or law journal articles are often the best way to explore a legal topic by reading a focused, scholarly analysis of a case, statute, regulation, area of law or legal theory. Articles are typically written by legal academics, but most law reviews also include some pieces by law students, practitioners or judges. The best way to find law journal articles -
What's this citation?
This page refers to using "citations" to find legal research materials. For help understanding citations to legal materials:
Finding cases & statutes
You can find statutes and the full text of case opinions from state and federal courts in a variety of subscription databases. For example -
- Cases, using a citation
- Nexis Uni > Get a Doc Assistance > Cases > Jurisdiction > Sources | Citation Formats
- Statutes, using a citation
- Nexis Uni > Get a Doc Assistance > Statutory Codes > Jurisdiction > Sources | Citation Formats