Academic Help: Canadian Law Journals
About the Canadian Law Journals Search Form
The Canadian Law Journals search form is located in the International Law section of LexisNexis Academic. This search form will help you accomplish tasks like:
- Searching Canadian Law Journal articles by Author
- Searching Canadian Law Journals
- Search Canadian Law Journal articles by Citation
The "Search For" section allows you to input your own key terms. In these search boxes, you can put words or phrases that convey a particular topic, like "abortion." This is useful when you need to browse several articles on one topic. The Search For section also makes it easy to find particular articles you know specific information about. For example, if you need to find articles by a specific author, type the name in the search box and select "Author" from the drop-down box. In addition to a full text search ("Everywhere" in the drop down box,) you may use the drop down box to find articles:
- by Author
- by Title
- by Citation
- Articles that contain your input term at least 5 times
One of the most efficient ways to narrow your results set is by specifying the date. If you're researching a current event, try narrowing the date to the last 6 months. If you're researching a past event, use the "Is Between..." option to set the dates yourself. Choosing a time period to search through will change your results drastically. You will be much more likely to find relevant results.
On the Canadian Law Journals search form, you have two general options for sources. Your first option is to simply click the check boxes of those sources you'd like to search. Almost all of the sources on this particular form have a Browse option that will let you see the source's Table of Contents.
Your other option is to use the "Browse Sources" links to navigate to the Source Directory. You may select the "Law Reviews & Journals" option from the "Publication Type" section on the Browse Sources form. From there, you can choose multiple specific sources to search within. For more instructions on the Source Directory, click here.