law journals

Current Index to Legal Periodicals

This database is a current awareness tool. It provides early access citations to articles published in law journals. It provides topical access to over 570 legal publications. The items published are organized within 100 relevant subject headings. It also includes complete tables of contents of all journals indexed. CILP is available 4-6 weeks before commercial legal periodical indexes.

Access these materials.


LegalTrac is a general index to legal and law related journals, magazines, and newspapers. Its coverage begins in 1980. It includes citations from over a thousand publications. It is available as a separate database, and it is also available through Lexis and Westlaw, where it is known as Legal Resource Index (LRI). The version on Lexis and Westlaw provides links to the full-text of articles that are available on those systems. LegalTrac uses the same subject categories as the library’s online catalog.


Lexis contains articles from several hundred law reviews. Coverage begins in the 1980s or 1990s, depending on the journal. You can use either natural language or terms and connectors searching. You can limit your search to an individual journal, or search all of the journals. Access to Lexis is limited to members of the law school community.

Access these materials.

If you are a law student or law faculty member who needs access to Lexis, please contact Stacey Rowland for more information.