Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (H.W. Wilson)

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Index to Legal Periodicals and Books provides coverage of English language legal information via indexing of scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews, and more. International coverage includes periodicals from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Subjects include: administrative law; antitrust law; banking; business law; constitutional law; criminal law; domestic relations; energy & natural resources; environmental protection; estate planning; family law; food, drug & cosmetic law; insurance law; internet & information science law; intellectual property law; international law; labor law; landlord/tenant law; legal librarianship; medicine & health care; maritime law; minorities; multinational corporations; negligence; non-profit corporations; occupational health & safety; patent & trademark; politics; probate; product liability; real property; securities; sports & entertainment law; tax law; and trade regulation.


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Dates covered

Indexing from 1982 to present. Earliest full-text coverage is from 1994, but start date varies for each publication.

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Legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications.

Type of coverage

Indexing and abstracts for over 1,000 journals, law reviews etc. Of these, approximately one third are available in full text.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Index to Legal Periodicals ALEXANDER REF AI3.I56 [v.1 (1908) - v.97 (2003)]

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