Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Legal Research Tip 21: Finding legal periodical articles

Welcome to the next issue of the DCLRC E-Newsletter "Legal Research Tips"! You can view back issues of these tips through other posts in this blawg. Enjoy!

You may think you can find all legal resources contained in the library through the library catalog. However, the catalog only lists books and journals received by the library, not individual article titles or authors.

To find articles in legal periodicals, you will need to use a periodical index. Index accesibility is limited to those in the library or courts, as well as anyone with a library card.

LegalTrac covers legal newspapers and journals.

HeinOnline covers law reviews, federal and international legal resources.

There is a list of serials available electronically through the State Law Library as well.