Sources for Law Reviews and Other Periodical Articles

Library Catalogs

Other catalogs such FirstSearch (WorldCat) are union catalog of 100s of libraries can be found at the Law Library's listing of catalogs .

Indexes

Full-Text Law Reviews

BePress Working Papers and the BePress Legal Depository are interesting new developments in the publication of working papers. Many of which are also at the California Digital Library eScholarship Repository

Non-Legal Indexes and Full-Text Databases

There are indexes and full-text article databases for most subject areas. The Berkeley campus libraries will have most of these in paper and increasingly online. A list of some of the major law  journal databases , general article databases, as well as an alphabetical listing of subscription databases are on the law library website and the main library has a full list of article databases

Blogs

A couple of examples of law-related blogs are:

Law Professor Blogs - http://www.lawprofessorblogs.com/

http://www.scotusblog.com/movabletype/
http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/

A useful listing of law blogs is at Blawg

Connecting to Library Databases from Off Campus

Many databases and electronic journals (including numerous resources made available through the UC Berkeley library system) such as LegalTrac, CQ Weekly, HeinOnline and the BNA products, have licensing agreements that allow access from any computer on the UC Berkeley campus .

To use these electronic resources from off-campus you will need to configure your web browser on your home computer or laptop to route through the campus proxy server. Your Internet browsing appears to be originating from campus—thereby opening the way to resources which are restricted to campus computers. The proxy server webpage offers detailed instructions for configuring your particular browser. This service is available for all UC Berkeley students. You will need your Calnet ID and Passphrase.

Last edited by Leah C. Granger, 11 August 2009