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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 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 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. For journals focusing on international commercial and investment arbitration, see the LibGuide on  "International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Research."

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. 

Google Scholar Search