In-depth research should always involve the use of legal journal articles. A large proportion of scholarly legal literature is published in law school law reviews. Other types of law journals are bar association journals and journals written for legal practitioners.
Many full text scholarly legal journals are hidden behind a pay wall. The library discovers, curates and subscribes to almost all scholarly law journals in a variety of formats.
Ask a Law Librarian:
- Starting a research project? Contact (phone, email, chat) or visit the reference desk to determine the best starting database.
Where to look:
- Google Scholar (searches done at USD will include our subscription access to full text articles)
- HeinOnline Periodicals, Law Journal Library (requires USDOne login)
- Westlaw, Law Reviews and Journals (requires lawschool Westlaw login)
- Lexis, Law Reviews and Journals (requires lawschool Lexis login)
Use this search engine to find full-text legal subject matter articles from a selected number of USD subscription databases.
* This is not an exhaustive search. Proprietary databases like Westlaw and Lexis must be searched separately. This search box finds articles from multiple fields of study.