Another good way to generate a topic is to look at how different jurisdictions have treated a particular issue. To do this you can examine splits between the circuit courts, in which federal appellate courts from different jurisdictions have disagreed on an important federal question.
Resources for Multidisciplinary Journal Articles
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier indexes over 8,500 journals from 1975 to the present and covers most areas of academic study.
JSTOR is a full-text archive of over 1,000 academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Full-Text Article Databases
Full-text databases contain the entire text of articles and thus allow you to search every word in an article.
HeinOnline has about 1,600 journals in its law journal library and unlike Westlaw and LexisNexis has coverage beginning with the first issue published. All articles in HeinOnline are available in their original format in pdf.
Westlaw Law Reviews and Journals
LexisNexis US Law Reviews and Journals, Combined
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