An online catalog is a tremendous resource for identifying treatises on a particular subject. Using our library's catalog will let you know what treatises we own, how current our copy is, where to find the book(s), and give you a link ot an online version if available.
You can also identify treatises that exist, but that we may not own, by using a broader online catalog. The Mobius Union Catalog contains the holdings of a consortium of academic libraries in Missouri. WorldCat contains the combined holdings of approximately 25,000 U.S. and foreign libraries.
Each vendor puts (some of) the books they publish on their service. Most major titles are now only on one service,
Some publishers are well known & respected for their publications in certain subject areas. Examples include Matthew Bender's treatises on Admiralty, Bankruptcy, and Immigration; BNA's treatises on Labor & Employment, Tax, and Intellectual Property; CCH's treatises on taxation, corporate governance and antitrust.
It can, therefore, be important to recognize who owns what publishing company(ies) because the major services may not have the most important treatises in a given area.
If you know the name select Browse Sources and search for the title. Otherwise select Secondary Materials under content type and then put in your search terms.
From the initial search screen of Bloomberg Law, click on the database ‘Books and Treatises.’ You may search by publisher or by practice area.
From the initial search screen click on ‘Secondary Sources’ and then ‘Texts and Treatises’ to limit your search to treatises. If you know the title, type it into the search box. If it is available on the Westlaw system, it should 'autofill' i.e. provide the full title for you. Choose that and click the search button to the right of the box.