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Article Indexes, Abstracts, and Full-Text Databases

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A-Z Journal List
This list allows users to discover what journals are available through the library and in which databases to find particular electronic journals.

Academic Search Complete
A comprehensive database of journals that span a wide range of academic disciplines. It gives full-text access to more than 7,900 periodicals, including more than 6,800 peer-reviewed journals.  In addition, indexing and abstracts are available for more than 11,900 journals and a total of more than 12,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

Business Source Complete
A database of scholarly business journals with full-text access to more than 3,500 periodicals, including more than 1,800 peer-reviewed journals.  Also available are indexing and abstracts for more than 4,600 periodicals.

Chronicle of Higher Education Online
The latest news in higher education. Sign up for e-mail news and job alerts.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)
CILP provides current contents service for more than 500 US-published law journals. Contents are organized topically into more than 100 subject headings.  Faculty may sign up for email alert service called SmartCILP. Article titles and citations are delivered to your e-mail address on a weekly basis.  You may also sign up to receive a PDF copy of the weekly printout of the full CILP. Contact Reference Services at x729 for a log-in code and instructions that will allow you to set up a SmartCILP service.

EBSCOhost Research Databases
Databases containing journals from a wide range of academic disciplines, many not available through Lexis or Westlaw. Databases include Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, and others. The databases can be searched individually or in combination.

Hein Online
A comprehensive collection of more than 1,800 law reviews and legal journals. The content is image based, fully searchable, and restrospectively goes back to the first volumes of the journals.

Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text (1980–  )
A searchable index to more than 1,000 legal periodicals. Full text is available for many journals going back to 1994.

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (1908–1981)
An index to more than 750 legal periodicals published in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Annual law surveys of different jurisdictions, annual surveys of the federal courts, yearbooks, annual institutes, and annual reviews different law topics are also indexed.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
A repository of scholarship in the social sciences, including the field of law.  SSRN permits customized topical e-mail alerts for upcoming journal articles, seminar papers, and "pre-press" draft journal articles. For information on registering for the alerts or modifying existing ones, please contact the Reference Desk.

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