Answered By: Library Reviewer Last Updated: Aug 10, 2016 Views: 28
To find a book, use the law library’s catalog, JACOB.
The easiest way to search is to search by keyword (title, author, etc.), which is the default search in JACOB. For example, if you were looking for a copy of The Zoning Game by Richard F. Babcock, you could simply enter the words babcock zoning game in the search box.
You can also search specifically by title, author, and subject from the JACOB homepage. When you search by title, author or subject, JACOB tries to exactly match what you enter in the search box. In other words, it’s not as flexible as a keyword search. For searching by title, you’ll need to enter the exact title of the book. For searching by author, you’ll need to enter the last name of the author first. For searching by subject, you’ll need to enter the first one or two words of a Library of Congress subject heading.
An alternative approach is to use the “Advanced Search Options” page. This allows you to enter search words in any order, as well as search multiple fields at once. For example, you can enter a few words from the title of the book (in any order) and restrict that row to the title field. On the next row, you can enter author names, and likewise restrict that row to the author field.