Academic Help: US Law Reviews

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Help with Citing Sources

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About the Law Reviews Search Form

The Law Reviews search form is located in the US Legal section of LexisNexis Academic. On the Law Reviews search form, you can accomplish tasks such as:

  • Find a Law Review article by citation
  • Find a Law Review article by author
  • Find a Law Review article by topic

Search For

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 citation, type the citation in the search box and select "Citation" 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

Specify Date

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.

Limit By Topic

Select one of the popular topics show on the Law Reviews search form to only search articles which have been indexed to that particular topic.