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Law: Journals & Databases

Welcome to the Glucksman Library guide supporting the School of Law in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Finding an article on a reading list

Try this first:

You can look up articles in Library Search, our resource discovery service.

Put the exact title of the article in inverted commas.

If we can provide an instant link you will see the journal article displayed - click Online Access or Fulltext available online to access the text.


Next steps:

If we cannot provide a quick article link or it fails, then search for the name of the whole Journal instead of the article title e.g. "Journal of Common Market Studies"

For print-only journals you will be shown the location and shelfmark, so that you can locate the volume on the shelf

For electronic journals, click to link to the full journal and then navigate to the year, volume and issue that you want to see your article: or there may be an option to search for the article title provided by the online journal portal in which case key in the article in that box.


Finding Legal Journals

Free Legal Journal Sources

Locating Irish Legislation

To find high quality legal material, including law reports and academic journal articles you should search journals and databases.

Legal databases

Historical and Retrospective Law

Facsimile and textual editions of Nineteenth Century legal books

Academic databases indexing legal interest journal articles

Legal Information Institutes

Repositories with legal or criminological content

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Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field. These journals are also known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal.

Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.

Finding Caselaw

The library maintains a wide collection of Irish, UK, European and International legal reports in print and electronic form.

CASE TITLE                                                     AVAILABLE ON

Irish Reports                                                     Justis Lexis

Irish Law Reports Monthly                                Westlaw.IE

Irish Unreported Cases                                    Courts Service, Justis, Lexis, IRLII

Law Reports, Appeals Cases, Chancery,        Justis, WestlawUK, Nexis

Kings/ Queens Bench, Prob., Fam

European Court of Justice                               Justis, WestlawUK, Eur Lex

European Court of Human Rights                    HUDOC, Lexis