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C'mon feel the Moys: a trip through the orange book

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 August 2023

Abstract

This article is based on a course on how to use Moys classification scheme,1 delivered by Helen Garner and Felicity Staveley-Taylor on behalf of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) in November 2022. The article, which is also written by Helen and Felicity, provides guidance on how to use Moys classification, explaining the features that enable the scheme to be expanded to accommodate new subject areas. The article also explains some of the features which ensure the scheme remains relevant to legal libraries today. Sections from the classification scheme, as published in the fifth edition, appear in the article text. In addition, any references to page numbers are to the fifth edition.

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Copyright © The Author(s), 2023. Published by British and Irish Association of Law Librarians

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1 Moys, Elizabeth M., Moys Classification and Thesaurus for Legal Materials (Morris, Diana ed, 5th ed, De Gruyter Saur c2013)Google Scholar.

2 ibid.

3 Moys, Elizabeth M., A classification scheme for Law Books (Butterworths 1968)Google Scholar.

4 Moys, Elizabeth M., Moys Classification Scheme for Law Books (Butterworths 1982)Google Scholar.

5 Moys, Elizabeth M., Moys Classification and Thesaurus for Legal Materials (Bowker Saur 1992)Google Scholar.

6 Moys, Elizabeth M., Moys Classification and Thesaurus for Legal Materials (KG Saur 2001)Google Scholar.

7 Moys, Elizabeth M., Moys Classification and Thesaurus for Legal Materials (Morris, Diana ed, 5th ed, De Gruyter Saur c2013)Google Scholar.