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SWG222: Gender, Law and Policy: Finding Articles & Legal Research

Fall 2021, C. Baker

Finding Articles

Find scholarly articles on your topic, but not necessarily on legal aspects. Look for the scholarly, peer-reviewed limit.

To search across multiple EBSCO databases with combined search results, use the "Choose Databases" option (above the advanced search boxes).

To save search strategies and your folder, create a personal login.

Finding Legal Research in Law Reviews

Law reviews "provide a starting place for legal research in an unfamiliar topic, and offer both an historical perspective as well as a statement of the current status of the law in a specific area. Authors document their articles thoroughly with footnotes, which a researcher can use to quickly locate cases and statutes (i.e. primary law sources) on point" (Boston College Law Library).

NexisUni: Law Reviews & Journals

Remember to use AND, OR, NOT to show relationships between the terms in your search. You can use SUMMARY to just search for your terms in the summary section of the article, which will help focus your search.  Use ! for truncation.

Finding Case Law

Local Law Library

Cite Your Sources

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Zotero is a free research tool that allows you to easily organize references, create in-text citations and bibliographies, and much, much more!

Learn more at or visit the Smith Libraries guide to Zotero.