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LLM Research Guide


If you find a needed article on the internet, for which you would have to pay for access, check with a librarian to see if we can retrieve it via one of our databases, or order it via Interlibrary Loan if it is not available on campus.

There are a variety of ways one can research law review articles.

Google Scholar -- using Google Scholar will allow CWRU LLM students to access full-text articles from JSTOR and HeinOnline -- the latter resource has hundreds of law reviews.

HeinOnline Law Journal Library - CWRU students (including CWRU LLM students) may research law journal content directly via HeinOnline.

International and Non-U.S. Law Journals (HeinOnline)

Lexis and Westlaw - current CWRU law students (including LLM students) who have registered/activated their individual Lexis and Westlaw passwords may research law reviews under "secondary sources."

OhioLINK's research databases -- OhioLINK patrons (including CWRU LLM students) may search two legal indexes via OhioLINK's research databases -- Index to Legal Periodicals and Books and Legal Collection.

SSRN - With permission, some law faculty post full-text law journal articles on SSRN, while they are in the process of being published in traditional, print law journals.

Scholarly Commons - over 470,000 full-text legal articles are available via Scholarly Commons.

CWRU's eJournal portal - check here to see if a specific journal title (and volume) is available in electronic format through a CWRU database. - some law journals may still only be available in print -- search the online catalog by (journal) title.