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Legal Studies: Books

A guide of resources for Legal Studies from Bunch Library and beyond

Reference Sources

Other Select Reference Books

OneSearch for Books

Use OneSearch to search for books on a variety of legal topics with the following search strategies:

  • Enter keywords related to your topic (For example: copyright, sentencing, LBBTQ rights)
  • Enter the common subject heading 'law and legislation'
  • Filter results by Resource Type to Books
  • Narrow your search by jurisdiction by entering keywords such as 'United States' or 'Tennessee'


Nutshell Series

Nutshells are comprehensive guides to the law in specific areas. Written by recognized legal scholars, these books offer a summary of the law and provide references to relevant cases and statutes. These are a great place to get started in legal research.

The library holds many of the nutshell books (published by West), with some as ebooks and some available in the Law Library.

You can find these using OneSearch by doing a guided search for the keyword "nutshell" in the title field and "west" in the anywhere field.

Here are just a few examples: