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Legal Periodical Indexes Guide


This guide provides the information you will need to choose the best tool for locating articles in periodicals, journals, and law reviews. The online resources listed below are subject to license restrictions on who may use the resources, and where and under what circumstances they may be used. Specific restrictions are listed for each resource.

TITLES COVERAGE CONTENT FORMAT/UPDATES LOCATION/RESTRICTIONS
TITLES COVERAGE CONTENT FORMAT/UPDATES LOCATION/RESTRICTIONS
Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) and SmartCILP

Current awareness service; not cumulative.

Indexes 500+ current law reviews.

Online; weekly.

E-mail service; weekly.

http://www.law.siu.edu/lawlib/cilp/
CILP available to SIU Law Users Only.

SmartCILP access limited to SIU Law Faculty and Staff only.

Current Law Index (CLI)

1980 to present.

Indexes 900+ law journals.

Print; monthly supplements.

1st floor Index; KF 8 .C8.

Index to Legal Periodicals (ILP)

1886 to present.

Indexes 850+ legal periodicals.

Print; monthly supplements.

1st floor Index; KF8 .I532.

LegalTrac (online version of CLI above)

1980 to present.

Indexes 875+ legal periodicals.

Online; daily updates.

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/siu_law
Available to SIU Law Users Only.

LexisNexis

Varies by periodical.

Hundreds of full-text legal periodicals; also has an index "Legal Resource Index."

Online; daily updates.

http://www.lexis.com/lawschool/
Requires LexisNexis ID available to SIU Law Students, Staff, and Faculty Only.

OCLC FirstSearch

Varies by periodical.

Indexes articles on a wide variety of law-related and non-legal fields. Some full-text articles.

Online; daily updates.

http://firstsearch.oclc.org/FSIP
Search by topic or database.

WESTLAW

Varies by periodical.

Hundreds of full-text legal periodicals; also has an index "LRI."

Online; daily updates.

http://lawschool.westlaw.com/
Requires Westlaw password available to SIU Law Students, Staff, and Faculty Only.

WilsonWeb (online version of ILP above) – law library subscribes to ILP Full Text (FT) and ILP Retrospective (Retro)

ILP: 1908–present.

Retro: 1908–1981.

ILP: full-text of over 200 select periodicals; indexing of 850+ periodicals and 1400 monographs.

Retro: indexing from 38 printed cumulations of ILP.

ILP: online; daily updates.

Retro: online; not updated.

http://hwwilsonweb.com/
Available to SIU Law Users Only.

Search either database or search both simultaneously.

Prepared by Heija Ryoo. Updated 4/04.

 

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