Finding Law Reviews
What is a Law Review?
"A law review is a professional legal publication produced and edited by law students. Most articles are devoted to exclusively legal topics, although law reviews often publish articles on interrelated topics of more general legal concern, ranging from economics and finance to psychology and urban policy. Law reviews remain, however, technical legal journals with a focus on legal reasoning. "
from: Virginia Law Review web site
Academic Search Premier - info
A general database that indexes articles in academic journals, newspapers and magazines covering nearly all academic disciplines.
ProQuest Research Library - info
A database with both popular and scholarly materials that span the academic disciplines. Some materials are full-text within this database, and some are not.
Use the following databases to search for research papers in many forms: journal articles, book chapters, government reports, conference proceedings, etc.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) - info
This database is produced and maintained by the U.S. government offering information on most aspects of criminal justice. The database contains abstracts describing over 200,000 resources, including “statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials.”
*FREELY AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEB - THIS DATABASE DOES NOT REQUIRE AN SJU LOGIN
SocINDEX with Full Text - info
A subject-specific sociology database with extensive coverage of many important journals published in the field. Notice that you can limit to Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed, before you search.
Annual Reviews - info
This database offers fully searchable and browsable titles published under the Annual Reviews. The chapters within these volumes offer overviews of academic research within a given field, and so are appropriate and often ideal for background reading. They don't publish a specific Criminal Justice volume, but volumes in Sociology, Psychology, and Law and Social Science may prove to be useful.
Philosopher's Index - info
This international resource provides indexing and author-written abstracts from books and journals of philosophy (over 480) in the 15 fields of philosophy and in related fields. Coverage includes the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.
JSTOR - info
This database offers full-text journal articles in just about any discipline. Though some journals’ most recent issue is from 3-4 years ago, current issues are now available for selected journal titles. Over 30 journals from the discipline of Sociology are included, many of which will be relevant to the field of Criminal Justice, and all journals within Jstor are scholarly.
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