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Researching Foreign, Comparative, and International Law : Legal Periodicals

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) indexes over 500 legal journals published worldwide.  According to the source description, IFLP "provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions." IFLP is available online through LUC's subscription to HeinOnline. Links to full text articles, if available in HeinOnline, are included.

SmartCILP

SmartCILP is a fee-based legal bibliographic service that allows users to set up a profile, based on areas of interest.  Each week, users receive a list of new articles in law reviews and journals that pertain to their profile from the Current Index to Legal Periodicals.  Some subject headings related to international, comparative, and foreign law include "International Law," "Comparative and Foreign Law," and "Human Rights Law." This service is available only to Loyola Law School faculty, staff, and students. A list of periodicals indexed in SmartCILP is available here.   

SSRN (Social Sciences Research Network)

SSRN is an electronic repository for international social sciences scholarship that includes the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN).  Thousands of downloadable abstracts, working papers, and published papers are available without charge.  Set up a free account in order to access all content. 

Law Journal Subscription Databases

HeinOnline is the Law Library's premier resource for accessing published legal scholarship.  A key benefit is the ability to download, print, and e-mail the archived articles in PDF format. In the "Law Journal Library," select "International and Non-U.S. Law Journals" to limit to non-U.S. publications and journals focusing on the subject of international law. 

Law Journal Databases and Indexes

These indexes and databases provide author, subject, and title access to the vast array of published and online legal scholarship. Both Westlaw and Lexis also offer access to law journal databases, including some foreign law reviews.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a search mechanism to locate scholarly literature across multiple disciplines, including law.  Search results on campus will indicate whether the source is available full text through a Loyola database.  Off campus, users may go to the "Settings" link and then "Library Links" to set up results that show links to LUC full text databases. 

Subject Guide

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Print Research Guide

Prepared in the summer of 2009, updated in February 2012, this 23-page guide offers instructions and tips on how to research foreign, comparative, and international law at the LUC Law Library.  The annotated guide lists print reference sources, subscription databases, free websites, and current awareness sources that may be useful when approaching foreign, comparative and international law questions.