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Bora Laskin Law Library Guide to Finding Law Journals and Journal Articles

Indexes for Canadian Legal Research

Index to Canadian Legal Literature

  • Billed as "Canada's only comprehensive legal bibliography," ICLL indexes Canadian periodical, monographic, and book review literature on law; case comments; books; academic publications, and government reports. It is a prime source of information about Canadian case and statutory law.
  • 1985 to current.
  • Available online to the Faculty of Law via WestlawNext Canada
     

Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature

  • Available in print at the Bora Laskin Law Library: Ref. A. K 33 .I52
  • Coverage: 1961 to current

 

Indexes for Historical Legal Research

Jones & Chipman's Index to Legal Periodical Literature (1786 - 1922)

  • The four volumes of Jones and Chipman contain 98,254 citations from 590 general periodical titles, 236 legal periodical titles and 67 Law Report Titles, covering 11,000 volumes
  • Available online through UTL
  • Includes links to Hein Online’s full text legal periodicals.
  • Online access through 19th Century Masterfile. Type in search terms in the search feature on 19th Century Masterfile's homepage. If you search terms are covered in the material available in the Jones & Chipman's Index, then "Index to Legal Periodical Literature 1786-1937 (Jones and Chipman)" will appear in the search results. Select this for further nagivation of results within this index. 
  • Indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Includes annual surveys of the laws of a jurisdiction, annual surveys of the federal courts, yearbooks, annual institutes, and annual reviews of the work in a given field or on a given topic.
  • Coverage: 1908 to 1981
  • Available online through UTL
  • Online access provided by EBSCOhost

Indexes for General Legal Research

       LegalTrac

  • Indexes more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and other common law countries as well as international legal journals.
  • The database also indexes law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
  • All articles have been published between 1980 and present. The database is updated frequently

       Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

  • Indexes articles in 700 leading legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association journals, university publications and law reviews, & government publications from the United States, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand          
  • Coverage: 1994 to current
  • Also available in print at the Bora Laskin Law Library : K33 .I559 

     Criminal Justice Abstracts

  • Indexes international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines
  • Coverage: 1968 to current
  • Available online and in print through UTL
  • Online access provided by EBSCOhost. Allows searches within single databases as well as across multiple databases.
  • Links to full-text for only some articles. To access full-text of articles not available through this database, search for the article in Summon. The article may be available in full-text through another database. For detailed instructions on how to use Summon, consult the Acquiring Journal Articles page on this LibGuide. 

      Current Index to Legal Periodicals

  • One of the major indexing services for the legal literature of the English-speaking world.
  • Good Canadian content
  • Weekly index to over 500 legal periodicals. 4-6 weeks ahead of standard indexes.
  • Weekly updates also acessible to UofT law students through e.legal. 
  • Coverage: 1945 to current
  • Available online through UTL
  • Online access provided by HeinOnline

    Legal Journals Index (U.K.)    

Indexes articles from legal journals published in the United Kingdom and Europe and journals covering topics pertaining to the laws of the European Community and of its Member States. Accessible to UofT law students only through Westlaw Canada.
  • Online coverage: 1986 to current
  • Available in print at the Bora Laskin Law Library: K33 .L446
  • Print coverage: 1986 to 1995

Indexes for Foreign Legal Research

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

  • Indexes articles and book reviews from more than 450 legal periodicals, including journals, essay collections, festschrifts, and congress reports on international law (public and private), comparative law, and municipal law of countries other than the United States, British Isles, and British Commonwealth. Provides much-needed access to the legal literature of non-English speaking countries.
  • Available online and in print through UTL
  • Online coverage: 1960 to current
  • Print coverage: 1960 to 1995
  • Online access provided by Ovid. Allows advanced and multi-field searching.
  • Links to full-text for only some articles. To access full-text of articles not available through this database, search for the article in Summon. The article may be available in full-text through another database. For detailed instructions on how to use Summon, consult the Acquiring Journal Articles page on this LibGuide. 

AGIS (Attorney General's Information Service)

  • Indexes over 120 Australian, New Zealand and Pacific law journals
  • Coverage: 1975 to current
  • Available online through UTL ONLY on Faculty of Law and Bora Laskin Law Library computers