AustLII contains a large amount of legal journals, currently searching over 150 law journals and legal scholarship databases. One tip if you want articles on a particular case or piece of legislation is to use 'LawCite', accessed from the banner menu on the homepage. To search or browse for journal articles in AustLII, select 'Journals & Scholarship' from the banner menu on the homepage.
Then you can select which journals and collections to search, or leave all ticked to search everything. Put your search into the search bar at the top of screen (use the dropdown to access advanced search options). In the results screen you can tick the 'Show Excerpt' box to see the most relevant portion of the article to your search, with all your search terms showing in bold type.
Some of the journals in AustLII can also be found in HeinOnline, which has more advanced search and filtering options.
There are a few ways to search for journal articles in Lexis Advance:
After following either of the steps above, you can then select the 'Journals' filter to narrow to journal articles. It may also be useful to select 'Newsletters and Bulletins'.
There are a few ways to search for journal articles in Westlaw Australia:
HeinOnline's 'Law Journal Library' includes around 3000 different law and law-related journals. To browse journals or for better article search and filter options, on the homepage select 'Law Journal Library' by either clicking the title under the 'Browse Databases by Name' content box, or selecting from the 'All Databases' dropdown.
Then you can search in the box at the top of screen or select 'Advanced Search' for more options. HeinOnline provides multiple filters to further refine on the results screen. Watch the video below for a demonstration of some of HeinOnline's advanced search features.
In Westlaw UK, click on the 'Journals' drop down, then select:
Westlaw International defaults to only searching United States content. If you are searching for just US content you can use the search box at the top of the page and then refine to 'Secondary Sources' and further to 'Law Reviews & Journals'.
To find journal articles in Westlaw not published in the US, select 'International Materials' from the home screen.
Then select 'Journals' under 'Content Type'.
You can then click on a country to browse the journal titles held, or simply search in the search box at the top of the screen to search across all journals.
Lexis Advance Quicklaw contains a number of Canadian legal journals. You can search in the big box at the top and then filter to 'Secondary Materials' and 'Law Reviews & Journals', or simply select 'Law Reviews & Journals' from the home page to browse and search through all of the journal content.
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