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English Legal Sources Available through BLS Library: Articles

Tools To Find Legal Articles

Social Science Research Network and bepress Legal Repository might yield "as yet unpublished" legal articles and book chapters. 

OneSearch discovery platform yields published articles in many of BLS Library's subscription databases (HeinOnline, Academic/Business Source Premier, JSTOR, selected news sources, etc.).  But OneSearch does not index articles in Westlaw, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg Law.

For the Westlaw links below, click desired link and enter Westlaw user name and password. 

Westlaw: Legal Journals Index

Indexes articles published in 430+ UK legal periodicals.

Scope: 1986-

Often, there are no links to articles in your Legal Journals Index search results.  Tip: Try entering the title of the periodical in Westlaw's search box, in Lexis Advance's "Browse > Sources" tool, in SARA catalog's Find a Source tool and in SARA catalog (b/c BLS Library might own the periodical in print form).  No luck?  BLS researchers can request articles through tab: ILL in SARA catalog

Westlaw: Legal and Regulatory Developments Index 

Indexes UK government departments’ press releases, UK Command Papers and UK parliamentary publications.

Scope: 1994-

 Westlaw: Legal Resource Index (LRI)

Focus: Primarily indexes articles published in U.S. legal periodicals.  Also indexes articles published in selected UK legal periodicals.

Scope: 1980-



Databases of Legal Articles

Westlaw: United Kingdom Journals

Includes journals published by: Oxford University Press; and Sweet and Maxwell publications.

Scope: Varies by publication.

Lexis Advance:

Path: LexisNexis for Law School > tab: Go to Lexis Advance > Content Type: Secondary Materials > Law Reviews & Journals.  Run a search.  Depending on the search, results could include journals published by: LexisNexis Butterworths Tolley; EMIS Professional Publishing; Informa Professional Publishing; Jordan Publishing; The Law Society; Oxford University Press; Privacy and Data Protection; and Vathek Publishing.

Scope: Varies by publication.