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Legal Databases and Links

There are a plethora of resources available for researching legal issues outside of traditional legal materials and databases. Have you ever wondered where to begin with respect to finding non legal articles, books, magazines, trade publications, dissert


The Directory of Open Access Journals is a comprehensive online resource that allows free access to scholarly journals.  This database does not charge readers or institutions for access to its content.  Scholarly journals are typically peer-reviewed or taken through a strict editorial process in order to be included in this resource.


  • Subject: all scientific and scholarly subjects are covered
  • Types of resource: scientific and scholarly periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text.
  • Acceptable sources: academic, government, commercial, non-profit private sources are all acceptable.
  • Level: the target group for included journals should primarily be researchers.
  • Content: a substantive part of the journal should consist of research papers. All content should be available in full text.
  • All languages

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