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Foreign Law Research: Journal Articles

Starting points to either collect foreign law sources or conduct in-depth foreign law research.

Source Collection

Step 1: Try HeinOnline

Search HeinOnline for articles by citation: [Volume] [Journal Title Abbreviation] [First Page]

HeinOnline - Law Journal Library  

Example: 53 Stan. L. Rev. 1201

Step 2: Decipher the citation

If the article isn't in HeinOnline, find the complete journal title using Cardiff. If Cardiff is unsuccessful, try the print resources on the Cases page.

Step 3: Locate a copy of the journal

Use the journal title (not article title) to find a copy of the journal, electronically or in print. Then, use the article citation to locate your article within the journal. If you're unsuccessful with one journal finding method below, try the other options.

Example: Advanced Search: Title contains Journal of the Indian Law Institute - Available in JSTOR.

Example: Boletín Mexicano de Derecho Comparado - Click UC-eLinks to find multiple electronic access options

Example: ti:Kenya Law Review - Opening the first result shows selected journal volumes are in print at UC Berkeley and UCLA, and some non-UC libraries.

Request your article via interlibrary loan if your article is unavailable through UCI resources or on the web. Another library will typically scan the article and send it as a PDF. The Research Services Coordinator may contact you if there are complications with your request. More details: ILL Q&A.

Researching Journal Articles

Legal journal indexes provide citations and selected access to articles published in the U.S. and worldwide. If full text for an article isn't available through the index, follow the Source Collection steps to locate it.