Databases of published legal articles available through Westlaw (example: Journals & Law Reviews), LexisNexis (example: U.S. & Canadian Law Reviews, Combined), or Directory of Open Access Journals do not include all articles.
To find working papers, unpublished legal articles, and recently published legal articles, search:
To find published legal articles on a topic, or to discover the published legal articles written by a particular author, use indexes.
Westlaw's Legal Journals Index (1986-)
Focus: Legal articles published in the U.K. and English-language legal articles published in Europe.
Westlaw's Legal Resource Index (1980-)
Focus: Legal articles published in the U.S. + some articles published in Australia, Canada, the U.K., and New Zealand.
Focus: Worldwide. Problem: Researchers generally cannot find articles from the current year through this index.
European Current Law (monthly print digest of EU legal developments)
Focus: EU and EU member-states. This digest is arranged by subject. Entries include cites to legal articles and, sometimes, treatises. Librarian Jean Davis (email@example.com) can show you how to use this source.
Lawtel EU's > Articles Index
Focus: EU and EU member-states.
Researchers can register at Current Law Journal Content
(provided by Washington & Lee Law School) and can save keyword searches that will run in the tables of contents to 1,500+ periodicals.