In This Guide...
These are the major tools for USF researchers seeking law review and journal articles on legal topics they are researching.
For more information about the features, pros and cons of each tool, see the Tips, Advice, and Comparisons section of this guide.
For specific search techniques, see the downloadable "cheat sheets" below.
(For non-legal articles see Gleeson Library's Databases page.)
These PDF "cheat sheets" give specific search tips and techniques for the major tools for finding articles about legal topics.
- Hein Online's Law Journal Library "Cheat Sheet"
- Index to Legal Periodicals & Books "Cheat Sheet"
- LegalTrac on the Web "Cheat Sheet"
- Finding Articles on LexisNexis Academic "Cheat Sheet"
- Legal Resource Index on Westlaw
- Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) on WestlawNext "Cheat Sheet"
- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
Is the Journal I Need at USF?
So you have a citation to a great-sounding article — but not direct link to the full text....
How do you tell if the article is available at USF?
Just use USF's "Journal Finder" to look up the title of the journal that published the article. If that journal is available at USF, it will (usually) show up in the journal finder.
(One caveat: the Journal Finder doesn't tell you if a journal is on Westlaw or on Lexis Advance.)