Answered By: General Reference
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 13

A number of U.S. and international law reviews and other legal periodicals are included in various e journal databases (e.g. Academic Search Premier, Academic OneFile, LegalTrac, JSTOR). You can see these items by searching the library catalog under individual publication TITLE or searching the SUBJECT "law periodicals" or "law reviews". 

The Library provides substantial full text coverage many more American law journals and law reviews through the Westlaw Campus Research database (available to sacred Heart University students, faculty, and staff).

To access this database go to the Library’s homepage, open the “Library Resources” pull down menu and select “Database A-Z List.”

Click on “w” and then on “Westlaw Campus Research.”  Note that you will need to turn off any pop-up blockers running on your computer in order to use all features in this database.

Once you are in the Westlaw Campus Research database select “Journals and Law Reviews ” and “All Journals and Law Reviews” (under “Select Database(s)”).

Once you have selected the database you can enter search terms and click on search.

Search tips:

Use quotation marks around phrases, such as “Magna Carta”.

You can use the following connectors, among others:

& or AND for and “AND” search, for example, “Magna Carta” & “natural rights”.

/s to search for two terms within the same sentence, “Magna Carta” /s “natural rights”.

/p to search for two terms within the same sentence, “Magna Carta” /s “natural rights”.

To search for an articles by author use AU(), for instance AU(“William O. Douglas”).

To search for an articles by author use TI(), for instance TI(“Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968”).

For assistance in using Westlaw Campus Research, please contact the Reference Desk at (203) 371-7726 or at reference@sacredheart.edu.

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