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Consumer Law: Getting Started

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2021 2:28 PM

Where is that book?

When using the Online Catalog, be sure to note the LOCATION and CALL# for any desired book. 

If it is in the Law Library, consult the Call Number Locator to discover the floor where it will be shelved.

If it's Not in the Law Library...

Use Delivery+ (Delivery Plus)
(formerly known as Illiad)
to have a book delivered to the Law Library for you.

This includes books and other materials located:
-on another UB campus
-in the Annex (UB off-site storage site)
-in another library anywhere


Catalog vs "Classic" Catalog

What is the difference between the UB Catalog and the UB Classic Catalog?


The Catalog is a "Discovery" catalog, i.e., you only need to type relevant words in the search box, and the results will be displayed by relevance.  Filters on the left side allow you to view subsets of your results. The Catalog will retrieve a broader array of results than the Classic Catalog, without having to formulate a complicated search query.


The Classic Catalog is more precise, showing search results that exactly match your search.  You can create a boolean search using connectors and you can truncate search terms. It will retrieve results that exactly match your search. The Classic Catalog works well when searching for known items.

Get a Book UB Does not Own

SIGN UP FOR "Delivery+" (UB’s Inter-Library Loan Service) (formerly known as ILLIAD)

Use this service to order books, articles and other materials that are not available in the UB Law Library.

This service can also be used to have materials delivered from the Abbott Library (South Campus) and the Annex (off-campus storage).

Identify Books

Online catalogs to search for books (including e-books):


See more information under the E-Books tab of the "Research Tools" guide.


Journal & Law Review Indexes

Search these legal periodical indexes to identify relevant articles. Be creative with your search terms. Try very general as well as specific searches.

Online Legal Periodical Indexes:

  • Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)[Table of Contents Service] on Westlaw* only (most recent 8 weeks)
  • SSRN (Social Science Research Network)(2000s-present) Working papers, accepted papers.

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SUNY Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260