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Basic Research Tools: Journal Articles

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2023 9:16 AM


These resources search across all disciplines and multiple databases

More Indexes to Journals and Other Materials

Go to the UB Libraries “Research Guides” page.

Select guides from a variety of subjects. The databases listed will lead you to journal articles and other materials.

Here are just a few subjects/databases you will find under this sampling of subjects:

Law & Legal Studies--Foreign & International
Databases include:
CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online


Law & Legal Studies--United States
Databases include:
ProQuest Congressional
Eighteenth Century Collection Online
Bloomberg BNA
Religion Case Reporter
RIA Checkpoint
Cambridge Histories Online

Global Gender Studies
Databases include:
Gender Watch
Academic Search Complete
LGBT Life with Full Text
SocINDEX (Sociology)

Databases include:
Historical Abstracts
Periodicals Archive Online (19thC-1995)
Periodicals Index Online (1770-1995)
Project Muse
Cambridge Histories Online
Oxford Bibliographies
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Chicago Defender (1910-1975)- ProQuest Historical Newspapers
New York Times (1851-2010) - ProQuest Historical Newspapers with Index (1851-1993)
Dissertations and Theses

Political Science
Databases include:
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
PAIS International Online
Political Science Database
CQ Press Library
Policy File Index
Data Archives


Databases include:

  • PubMed
  • Web of Science
  • Scopus
  • CINAHL Plus

Find Law Review and Journal Articles - USE INDEXES

Search these legal periodical indexes to identify relevant articles. Be creative with your search terms. Try very general as well as specific searches.

If needed, DON'T HESITATE to consult a librarian for assistance obtaining the FULL TEXT of any article identified.

ONLINE Legal Periodical Indexes:

  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books Retrospective (1918-1981)
  • LegalTrac (also Westlaw* and Lexis*, but known as Legal Resource Index (LRI))(1980 - present)
  • Subject Compilations of State Laws (1960 - present) Identify law review articles and books that cite to state statutes on specific topics. (HeinOnline)
  • Full-Text Online Law Review/Journal Search (ABA; Google Custom Search Engine) FREE
    Searches the free full-text of over 400 online law reviews and law journals,plus document repositories hosting academic papers and related publications. Several are available online only.Coveragevaries. Includeslist of reviews/journals/document repositories which have free full-text available online, but which must be searched/browsed manually.

ONLINEIndexes with Quickest CURRENT coverage:

ONLINE Indexes with Foreign & International Coverage:

Indexes inPAPER format:

Indexes in PAPER format with Foreign & International Coverage

*Westlaw/Lexis access is restricted to law students only

Where Can I find that Article?

To locate journals at UB (once you have a citation to an article)

1. To find out if UB owns a particular journal, type the name of the JOURNAL (NOT the article title)
in the Catalog as a TITLE search.

2. To find out if UB has access to a particular journal in full text ONLINE, type the name of the JOURNAL
in “Electronic Journal Holdings” or “E-Journals

3. Many databases link directly to the full text of articles. Follow the links.  Google Scholar can be set up to link to UB databases from off campus (see directions under "off-campus use") (for current UB students and faculty).


Get an Article UB Does Not Own

SIGN UP FOR "Delivery+" (UB’s Inter-Library Loan Service)

Use this service to order books, articles, and other materials that are not available in the UB Law Library.

This service can also be used to have materials delivered from the Abbott Library (South Campus) and the Annex (off-campus storage).

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