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Political Science 418: Legal Research & Writing: Secondary: Articles

Step 1: Select article databases

Where should you look for your articles?

  • Research@UWW searches across disciplines for "Everything" -- articles, books, ebooks, government publications, media, and more. You can search just the Articles segment, or after searching "Everything" you can use limiters on the side to limit results to show only articles or only peer-reviewed journals.
  • UW-Whitewater's libraries subscribe to many databases that search periodical (journal, magazine & newspaper) articles, and some also search book chapters, dissertations, etc. Some are discipline-specific and others are multidisciplinary. Ask a Librarian for assistance with selecting databases appropriate for your topic if needed. Not all content in these databases is searchable via Research@UWW.
    Access databases by selecting Articles/ Databases on the libraries' main page.

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Good databases to search for legal articles:

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Find the Full Text

When an article's full text is not available in a database, click Find It button to learn if it is available in other databases or in the libraries' print or microform collections.

Search find journals for a journal, magazine or newspaper title to determine whether and where you can find full text articles in it.