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Archive for September 25th, 2020

Finding Articles Using the Index to Legal Periodicals

The Index to Legal Periodicals is a great place to search when seeking secondary sources. A periodical index is a subject, author, and keyword index to a selected list of periodicals that helps in finding articles on a particular topic. The index also summarizes the contents of an article in an abstract.

Results are more relevant than searching all of the terms in the full text of a document since the index searches just the title and abstract. Users can use the citation to pull up the document in Lexis or Westlaw.

Users can do a similar search in Secondary Sources in Westlaw and Lexis by performing an advanced search and searching for the terms in the title.