Finding legal journal articles
When you have a reference to an article and you wish to find the full text, search in either Weslaw or Lexis. Some content overlaps between the two databases, so if the full text cannot be found in one, remember to also search the other.
Select Journals at the top of the screen then search by:
- Article title eg theory pure theory and values
Alternatively, if you do not have a reference and you wish to search for journal articles on your topic:
- Enter your keywords eg gender pay gap
- to search for an exact phrase, contain it in "" eg "social media"
- link keywords together using and eg "social media" and freedom
Multidisciplinary collections that include law journals
Depending on your topic, you way also want to search outside legal databases. The following provide access to a huge amount of literature, both legal and otherwise.
LibrarySearch searches across most of our collections in one quick easy step.
Full-text articles from more than 2,500 journals including IIC- International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law and China-EU Law Journal
- Taylor & Francis Online
Access to over 1,100 social sciences and humanities journals including 55 law journals.
- Wiley Online Library
Access to nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals including European Law Journal and Journal of Law and Society
Example of law journal citation