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United States: legal resources: Journals, articles & WPs

Subjects: American Studies, Law

Journals, working papers etc

The great majority are the journals published at various American law schools.  Although they are typically edited by students, many of them are the leading journals in American law, containing articles by professors, judges, practitioners, and other recognized authorities. Most of them deal with all areas of law, though some concentrate on particular subjects. 

There are also journals published by professional bodies (e.g. the American Bar Association), by other specialized bodies (e.g. the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.), and by commercial publishers. 

Pre 2000 issues of journals are shelved on Floor 0, ground floor.

Electronic sources

Holders of an Oxford SSO have 3 main online routes to articles published in US law journals. See below.
The third link may be a quick way to find US OA journal articles

Access to WPs and preprints

The first link below requires an Oxford SSO for full access to the text (as opposed to just the abstract).

Finding articles on US law

Lawyers and law students should not become over reliant on Google Scholar. There are specialist tools available to use as well :see below

Print

An Index to Legal Periodical Literature (1803-1937)
(
sometimes known as the Jones-Chipman Index)

Ref Bibl General I35

ILP : Index to Legal Periodicals (1908-1996)
Note the volumes which we have in print & the continuation
of the service to date are available via to OU members
electronically via the links below.

Ref Bibl General I56

Electronic resources