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Law: Journals

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Goolge Scholar can be used to find specific scholarly articles.

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Journals Explained

Scholarly journals typically contain articles written by academics or professional researchers.   Peer reviewed journals contain articles which have been reviewed and approved by recognised experts in particular subject areas.

Review papers or articles present a comprehensive review of the existing body of knowledge in a specific subject or topic. Review papers can be very useful for locating the core literature in a particular subject area.




Copies of printed journals for Law and Human Rights are located on the ground floor of the Main Library.  However, the vast majority of our journals for Law and Human Rights are available electronically rather than in print

We have access to 1000s of law journals in electronic form thanks to the IReL initiative.

For example all law journals published by:

amongst many others are now available to us.

In addition we have collections of journals on databases such as Hein Online,WestlawIE, WestlawUKLexis ButterworthsAcademic Search Complete.

The Library Catalogue will link you to the electronic version of a journal. Unfortunately some journal titles on Westlaw and Lexis Butterworths do not integrate with the Library catalogue though we do try and link on an individual basis.

Journal Abbreviations

The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations is a very useful resource for locating full titles of journals and reports.

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Journal Citations

How to find a Journal Article

Citation Tracking

Tracking down journal articles which are cited or referred to in papers which you have identified as being relevant to your research is a useful way of locating articles related to your research.  Once you have identified relevant papers in a search, many databases give you the option to link to or find ‘Citing Papers’, those that cite the paper you have found, which are also likely to be relevant.