Besides using the journal and law review databases on Lexis and Westlaw, neither of which are comprehensive in coverage, and Google Scholar, which may not be current, you can conduct more focused journal research using these index-driven databases. They are particularly helpful when you receive too many results in your Google Scholar search. You can limit your results by selecting precise subject headings and adding precise date restrictions.
Use the Research Databases to search for multidisciplinary articles not found in LexisNexis or Westlaw, for example, JSTOR, Social Science Index, MedLine, Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses, PsycINFO, EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts, and various news and science and technology databases.
A suite of full-text & indexed databases tailored to various research needs. Users can view (and simultaneously research in) the list and description of EBSCO databases by clicking on the “Choose Database” link from within any one of the EBSCO Databases. Connect to VPN for remote and wireless access.
A multi-disciplinary full-text database that indexes and abstracts over 10,000 publications, some law-related. Includes the full-text of over 5,400 periodicals, including more than 4,400 peer-reviewed journals.
Out of the 2,700 full-text journals, all date back to inception and more than 2,200 include coverage to date, with no delay. Additionally, HeinOnline contains 98% of the Top 500 Journals according to the Washington and Lee Law Journal Rankings Project. Learn more here.
Legal Resource Index (LRI) is also a controlled-vocabulary index of legal literature comparable in many respects to the Index to Legal Periodicals & Books (ILP), but with a focus that includes legal newspapers, bar journals, and other practice-oriented material (by comparison with ILP’s stricter focus on academic law journal content). LRI coverage generally begins in 1980, with a later starting date for certain individual publications.