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Finding Articles

Tools, tips, and techniques for finding articles about law and related subjects.

In This Guide...

These are the major tools for USF researchers seeking law review and journal articles on legal topics they are researching.

There are great full-text tools as well as some excellent non-full-text tools for finding articles.

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" on this page.

(For non-legal articles try Gleeson Library's Databases.)

Full-Text Tools for Finding Law Review Articles

Non-Legal Articles - Gleeson Library Databases

If you're looking for non-legal articles, start at Gleeson Library's databases page.

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.)

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