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Finding Articles on Legal Issues

Find articles in Articles+, Google Scholar, JournalTOCs, bibliographic databases, specialized library catalogues and link to the full-text in the Library

Search across e-journals

  • Articles+ allows you to find articles across many e-journals of the library by a simple keyword search.

  • Google Scholar: A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature and references across many disciplines and sources. For the journals the Library subscribes to there is a direct link to the resource. Follow the instructions.

  • JournalTOCs. If you are interested in the most recently published issues of academic journals, consult JournalTOCS . It covers about 20.000 academic journals and provides a link to the full-text of almost 3000 of the journals subscribed to by the Library. It is possible to subscribe to specific titles and be alerted for every new journal issue appearing. See the blog dedicated to this service.


Bibliographic Databases  (accessible to EUI members only)

  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals: index to legal journals covering areas outside the Anglo-American worl. Now on the Hein online platform with direct access to full-text articles in Hein. 

  • IBSS: index of social science journals and books, compiled by LSE, London

  • IBZ: index to social science journals, multilingual, complementary to other indexes


Specialized Library Catalogues (free resources)

  • ECLAS (European Commission Library Catalogue) contains the bibliographical records for EU and other international organization publications, commercially produced books and periodical articles on European affairs

  • European Court of Justice Library: covers European Union law, international law, comparative law, national laws and general theory of law. It indexes all articles on EU law from around 1000 journals.

  • The Library catalogue of the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht in Heidelberg gives access to books and articles on international and comparative law; it is an extremely valuable resource because this library specializes in the areas of interest to the EUI, and gives access to books, chapters in books and articles in periodicals. 

  • The Peace Palace Library at The Hague gives access to books and articles on international and comparative law; this library has a longstanding reputation in the areas of public international law and comparative law. The catalogue gives references to books, chapters in books and articles in periodicals

  • The Yale Law School library is very useful, because of the richness of its collections and because also journal articles are indexed.


Databases of legal Journals

The following databases of electronic legal journals are accessible to EUI members. They allow for browsing and searching.

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