Finding legal articles
Looking for a specific article
Eg Jeremy Waldron, ‘How law protects dignity’ (2012) 71 (1) CLJ 200
- Go to LibrarySearch
- Enter the article title – eg ‘How law protects dignity’ – in the search box
- Click View Online to access the databases that have holdings for the article
If you can’t find the article on LibrarySearch
- Enter the journal title – eg ‘Cambridge Law Journal’ – in LibrarySearch.
- If the journal title is abbreviated, eg CLJ, you may first need to decode the title using the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
- Click on the journal title under the section Were you looking for this journal? to see databases that have holdings for the journal. Select a database that covers the publication year of your article, eg 2012.
- Now navigate to the article using the publication year (eg 2012), volume (eg 71), issue (eg 1) and number of first page (eg 200).
If you can’t access the article using these steps, check the journals listing and search for the journal title. Follow step 3 above to find the article.
Looking for articles on a particular subject
With LibrarySearch you can search a broad range of library resources from a single interface.
The specialist nature of legal databases means some key sources are not fully covered by LibrarySearch and are best searched directly for comprehensive legal research.
For in-depth legal research you should:
- search LibrarySearch with your subject key words, eg ‘responsibility to protect Libya’ – to refine your results use the filters on the right.
- then also search directly in relevant databases in the Electronic Law Library. If you cannot access the article you need in the database itself please follow the steps in point 2 above to see if the journal is available.