How to Locate Law Review and Journal Articles

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012

Fall semester is almost over, and seminar papers are nearly due.  We have asked guest blogger Tracy Moore to discuss how to find law review and journal articles online.

The time is winding down for all weary law students to begin serious research. Finals, papers, and research project due dates are just around the corner – it is time for the sprint to the Fall Semester finish line.  For those students still looking for resources, law review and journal articles provide a plethora of information on a variety legal topics.  Most importantly, they also provide citations to many primary and secondary resources.

Thankfully, we have the ability to research law review and journal articles easily and conveniently through online access. While there are several legal research platforms and databases,  my personal favorite legal research platform to search is Westlaw.  Westlaw includes both Westlaw Classic and WestlawNext, and both provide the capability to pull up law review and journal articles in a flash.  To search Westlaw Classic and WestlawNext for law review and journal articles, follow these simple steps.

There are other online legal research platforms that allow you to access law review and journal articles. LexisNexis, HeinOnline, and CasemakerX  are also available to use for law review and journal article research. Google Scholar is another resource to use for law review and journal article research.    Many times articles are published on the web and can be found through specific search terms.

Overall, online resources are a fast and effective means of finding law review and journal articles. For questions about any of the resources mentioned in this post, please contact a reference librarian.

Many thanks to Ms. Moore for her discussion of online law review and journal articles.