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Legal Research Basics: Find an Article

Where to begin your legal research.

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Search the Catalog

Use the catalog to check if the library has the journal you’re looking for in print or online. 

Search Article Databases

Need to search for articles beyond Westlaw and Lexis? Check our specialized legal article databases, as well as our links to SSRN's Legal Scholarship Network and other working paper depositories. 

Best bets for locating articles:

Other databases for locating articles: 

Let Boley Find It

If you can't find the article you're looking for in the catalog or in a database, fill out the online Interlibrary Loan Request form. We'll find other libraries who have access to the journal and get you a copy, usual via email. 

Please note: Only L&C Law students, faculty and staff may use this form to make ILL requests. ILL requests made by anyone outside the law school community will be rejected. 

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We're here to help. Contact a research librarian for help with an assignment, project, or resource. 

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