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Choosing a Topic for Seminar Papers and Journal Notes: Staying Informed

Email Alert Systems

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Working Paper Depositories

Working papers are academic documents that have not been published officially, but are put out for review and comment by the community at large. Therefore, commentary in working papers may be more current or novel than published material.

Domestic and Foreign Law Scholarship Check

Legal periodical indexes organize newly published law journal articles by topic. Two major indexes are CILP and IFLP.

  • Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) covers over 650 legal periodicals, mostly American. 
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) covers over 500 legal periodicals from around the world.