Before searching for articles in law journals, ask yourself if you are only interested in articles published in the United States or if you are also interested in articles published in other countries.
WestlawNext - Legal Resource Index. This is not a full text database. It is an index of articles in journals from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Australia from 1980 to the present. There will be a link to the full text of the article if the article is on Westlaw.
HeinOnline Law Journal Library. The coverage of HeinOnline’s law journal library goes back further than LexisNexis or Westlaw, so it is a good source if you are looking for older articles.
LegalTrac. This is an online index of law articles from 1980 to the present. Although it is not full-text, access to the full text of articles is available by using the “Get it at ASU” buttons.
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Retrospective. This is an online index of law articles and books from 1908-1981. It will be very helpful for historical research.
WestlawNext International Journals. Coverage varies by resource.
WestlawNext - Legal Journals Index. This is not a full-text database. It is an index of articles published in European law journals and articles covering topics pertaining to the laws of the European Union and its Member States from 1986 to the present. There will be a link to the full text of the article if the article is on Westlaw.
Oxford Journals. This is a full-text database of numerous scholarly journals published by Oxford University Press.
Google Scholar. Google Scholar searches books and articles in all disciplines. Full text of articles may be accessed using the Get it at ASU links.
Once you have a citation to a law journal, you can find the journal by using the Journal Title Lookup Page. Keep in mind, though, that the Journal Title Lookup Page does not include content available on Westlaw.
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