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Paper Topic Development: International & Comparative: Databases of Full-text Legal Articles

Sources to identify articles, dissertations, books, case documents, and treaties when writing an international or comparative law paper.

Legal Articles & Hague Academy IL Courses

BLS Library's OneSearch discovery platform

Retrieves articles from many of BLS Library's subscription databases (such as HeinOnline, Proquest, Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier) but will not retrieve articles from Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law. 

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Includes legal working papers, unpublished/recently published legal articles, and even some unpublished book chapters.  (SSRN now requires users to create free accounts to access full-text articles.)    

 bePress Legal Repository

Includes legal working papers and unpublished/recently published legal articles.

Use Advanced Search to find articles by subject, keywords in abstract, author and title.   

HeinOnline's Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law

Browse courses (taught by noted international law scholars and practitioners) by author and by subject.

HeinOnline's Law Journal Library and Foreign and International Law Database

Contains published legal articles (articles published in journals and in yearbooks).

(Access subscription HeinOnline databases on campus, in BLS housing, and elsewhere off campus if one has implemented the proxy instructions.)

Westlaw's Secondary Sources includes Law Reviews & Journals and United Kingdom Journals

(Click links above and enter Westlaw user name and password.)

Lexis Advance > Explore Content: International

Includes: Canada > All Canada Law Reviews and Journals and United Kingdom > All United Kingdom Law Reviews and Journals

South African Legal Journals

Access: BLS Library Catalog, SARA.

Search SARA by title of a journal, for example, title: South African Law Journal

If the journal is available through either HeinOnline database or Sabinet, you will see a link to “ACCESS ONLINE VERSION.” (Access subscription HeinOnline database or Sabinet's SA ePublications > Law database on campus, in BLS housing, and elsewhere off campus if one has implemented the proxy instructions.)

Directory of Open Access Journals

World Legal Information Institute: Categories: Law Journals

This free "legal research facility" includes link Law Journals: "By Country." 

Google Scholar, click: pull-down menu

If a BLS researcher does not plan to work on campus or in BLS housing, before searching, implement the proxy instructions.  Then, the BLS researcher will be able to access more full-text articles in Google search results.