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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday's Legal Resource: E-Journal

By Adrienne Cobb
Reference Librarian

Many members of South Texas College of Law may already be familiar with databases such as Hein Online and LegalTrac, which allow users to search for articles in legal periodicals. However, the Fred Parks Law Library also subscribes to several databases that allow users to find non-legal articles. Members of the South Texas College of Law community can find a listing of all the databases the library subscribes to in the Database channel on the library tab in Stanley.

If you want to limit your search to journals that provide full text articles online, both legal and non-legal, the E-journal Portal is a good choice. There is a link to the E-journal Portal in the channel on Stanley entitled Find Full Text Journal Articles. Simply click on the E-journal Portal link and type in the name, or part of the name, of the journal you are looking for. E-journal Portal will then provide a results list with links to databases where you can find full text articles from that journal. You can then click on the link to that database and search for the article you are looking for. As always, please feel free to speak with a reference librarian if you need help using this, or any other database.