Below are suggestions to locate both legal and non-legal articles using mostly online resources. Keep in mind that some publications are not available in digital online format and you may need to search the journal title (not the article title) in an online catalog such as UC Library Search to look for a copy in print format. Please note For assistance locating articles contact a reference librarian.
To Find Law Articles:
When you know the journal title:
- HeinOnline's Title Lookup
- Electronic Journals A-Z (Finding Tool) (includes CDL titles)
- Search the Mabie Law Library's online catalog: UC Library Search
PLEASE NOTE: An electronic format MAY NOT be accessible through these catalogs listed below:
- If your title is not on UC Library Search, try WorldCat
When you have a citation
- Use Citation Navigator on HeinOnline
- Lexis: use "Get" or Citation Navigator
- Westlaw: use "Find"
- WestlawNext: type citation in to main search box
(useful for pre-1990 issues)
From 1982 through current. Full-coverage for some law reviews does not begin until mid 1990's.
Full-coverage for some law reviews does not begin until mid-1990's.
Searching for an Index:
(1980 - )
- Legal Resource Index
(1977 - )
Westlaw: LRI (1980- )
- Index to Legal Periodicals
(1886 - )
Location: Main Reading Room
Articles from non-US journals:
- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Online: 1985 - current.
from the Law Journal Library menu, select: "International & Non-U.S. Law Journals"
Legal Journals Index (British and Commonwealth)
Law and policy research often draws from other disciplines such as history, politics, economics, sociology, philosophy and history. Below is a list of suggested databases for such interdisciplinary research. If you have a citation, try the UC-eLinks Citation Linker. If you have a journal name, try the UC Davis Electronic Journals A-Z or, to see holdings for the entire UC-System, consult the CDL A-Z eJournal List. If you cannot find articles on your topic, consult a reference librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 752-0210.
Does the journal exist?
Search Ulrich's Periodicals Directory located in the Law Library workroom or at http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com/ (from UCD IP addresses only)
Factiva - Factiva provides access to global news and business information, including local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs. Provides company information including market data and competitors. Includes full-text of the Wall Street Journal. Coverage in more than 20 languages
Lexis-Nexis Academic - select the "News" tab to search major newspaper and news wires.
NewsBank - a database of local, state, national and world news.
ProQuest Newspapers - Current full-text of the Los Angeles Times, New York Times (including the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review), and the Wall Street Journal. For historical backfiles, see ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
Readers' Guide - Location: Westlaw -READGDE (1985-) - CDL version ends coverage in 1982.
Also check the subject guides created by librarians at the Shields Library for more sources for non-law related articles.