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Law - Legal Periodical Indexes

How to locate current law journal articles.

Full Text Periodical Databases

While it may seem appealing to head directly to an electronic source that offers full text journal articles, it is important to keep in mind that the coverage of journals in full text databases is not as comprehensive as the coverage provided by the legal periodical indexes. In addition, full text searching tends to retrieve a larger number of irrelevant articles.

However, full text searching can be useful when you want to locate articles about a narrowly-defined topic; you have unique keywords to use; or you are searching for a known item.