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Archive for January 14th, 2021

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals for More Than What You Might Think

C|M|LAW students, faculty and staff have access to the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals through the library’s subscription to the HeinOnline database (authentication required for remote access). As the name implies, this index helps you locate foreign journal materials in multiple languages. So that makes it useful if you’re writing a paper or note on an international or foreign law topic.

Additionally, IFLP can be useful for finding articles on U.S. law, including unique perspectives from other countries on our nation’s laws. IFLP includes over 400,000 records and indexes materials in 26 different languages including English, German, Spanish and Chinese (but you can keyword search or subject search in English!). Although many of the journals are academic in nature, practitioners can also use IFLP to find practice-orientated articles from around the world.

Being an index as opposed to a strictly full-text database means that you may have to request an item through Interlibrary Loan. You can contact us at if this is the case. But you may also find some full-text materials in IFLP – about 20% of the records are full text.

Hat tip to colleagues at AALL for their recent webinar on IFLP.