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New Jersey Print Research Guide for the Public (Newark): Organization of Library Materials


Organization of Library Materials

The Rutgers Law Library -Newark uses the Library of Congress system to classify, catalog, and shelve materials in its collection. Location of materials by floor is:  

  2. Second Floor - KB-KE, KFA-KFZ, KG-KW, L-Z 
  3. Third Floor - A-JZ, K, KZ, HIST REF 

For more comprehensive or specific information regarding the location of library materials, please refer to the "Browser's Guide to Classification System and Library Locations" available at the Reference Desk.

Location information for specific library materials is also available from the online catalog terminals ( Catalog terminals are located on the main floor of the library near the entrance doors, on the second floor near the stairway to the third floor, and on the third floor near the staircase. Until you are familiar with legal research methods and terms, a KEYWORDS search in the online catalog may be the quickest way to find materials.

For example, to find materials available in this library on the topic of conducting legal research in New Jersey, select KEYWORDS and type in "New Jersey Legal Research". Among the results will be six editions of this title: Paul Axel-Lute, New Jersey Legal Research Handbook. Select EXTENDED DISPLAY to discover that the 2012 edition of this research tool is available at the Reference Desk (REF), on Reserve at the Circulation Desk (RESERVE), and at call number KFN1875 .A97 2012 (on the second floor). Alternatively, select SUBJECT and you will find other volumes in addition to the Axel-Lute title. Again, selecting EXTENDED DISPLAY will provide you with the information necessary to locate the title(s) in the library.