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Accuracy Check Resources: Journal Articles

A guide to assist Moritz law journal members with cite-checking article drafts.

Law Journals in Print

Moritz Law Library retains a number of law journals in print form. Recent issues of major journals are kept in the Reserve Room. Issues from 1990 to present are located on the third floor. Issues before 1990 are located on the first floor.

Requesting an Article by Interlibrary Loan

If you cannot find a journal article in either the Library Catalog or OhioLINK, check WorldCat to see if a library outside Ohio has the item.

If so, fill out an orange interlibrary loan request form at the reference desk. You can also use the main library's interlibrary service, ILLiad, to request articles. If you need a PDF version of a source that replicates the print version, specify this in the online form.

Ask a reference librarian if you have any questions.

Searching for Articles in Law Journals

HeinOnline [off-campus]
To find a specific journal, use the Law Journal Library database link to search alphabetically. To find a specific article, use the Advanced Search to search by Title, Author, Text, or Date. You can also search by citation using the Citation tab. However, the database may have trouble finding the article if the citation is not properly Bluebook-ed.


SSRN (Social Science Research Network)
SSRN contains scholarly working papers and forthcoming articles in law and other disciplines. The database allows you to search articles by Author, Title, Abstract, Text, and Date. You can also Browse by Network or Subject Area. Law eJournals can be found under the Social Sciences tab.


Other Major Legal Databases: organized alphabetically by title and by subject

  • Article Indexes: search by indexed topic (good alternative to full-text searching)

Searching for Articles in Non-Law Journals

Academic Search Complete [off-campus] a multi-disciplinary full-text article database

Google Scholar: a multi-disciplinary database

  • Google Scholar links to many resources the library provides. If you are off campus, log in using the Off-Campus Sign In for easier access to these articles.

JSTOR [off-campus]: a multidisciplinary database

OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC): a multi-disciplinary database 

Scopus [off-campus]: a database with discipline-specific collections in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences

SSRN (Social Science Research Network)

Web of Science [off-campus]: a database with discipline-specific collections in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences

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