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The Rule of Law: A Research Guide for Loyola's PROLAW Program: Books


To find an item in Loyola's collection that is not listed at right, please use Loyola's online catalog.  Searches may be limited by location, including the Rome Center Library, and the Law Library.  Some suggested Library of Congress Subject Headings for titles on the topic of the Rule of Law are: 

 Rule of Law

 Law and Globalization

Students and faculty in the PROLAW program may request books via intercampus loan by contacting a member of the Rome Center Library staff.  PROLAW participants may also access LUC electronic books listed in the online catalog via the proxy server with their LUC logins and passwords. 

The Bluebook

The Bluebook is a style manual that contains the national citation rules most often used by U.S. law students, faculty, and federal courts. Originally published in 1926, the current edition is the 20th, which is updated periodically to reflect new types of citations. The popularity of The Bluebook among law students and legal professionals has resulted in the term Bluebooking. Bluebooking is the process of editing legal texts to ensure that assertions are supported by citations that conform to the rules in The Bluebook.


The following books are available in the Rome Center Library. For a list of other materials related to the rule of law at the Rome campus library, see the "Getting Started" tab.

Subject Guide

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Julienne Grant
Loyola University School of Law Library
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

WWW Book Repositories

There are several Web-based initiatives that serve as online repositories for books:

HathiTrust:  HathiTrust is a partnership of over 50 major research institutions and libraries. Works that are in the public domain contained in the HathiTrust database are available to all researchers. Many search options are offered, including full-text.

Google Books:  Books contained in Google Books come from two sources:  1)  The Library Project and 2)  The Partner Program.  Books included from the partnered Library Project that are no longer in copyright may be viewed in full text, while only snippets of books still in copyright are available.  Only previews of books are available through the Partner Program.

Google Book Search

UN iLibrary

The UN iLibrary provides access to a variety of book-length materials in digital format. According to the site description, "it provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs." Reading is free, but downloading requires a subscription. Searchable by theme and country,