In this guide we try to explain how easy it can be to find journal articles, but also to show that, for Law, there are some specific difficulties. More will be added later, particularly on finding articles for which you do not yet have any references.
Found a good article? Now you need to know whether you can get the full text.
If you've run a database search, the article's record may have a "Full Text" or "PDF" link - that's great: click to get the full text.
If you found the article another way, run a "journal title" search on WebCat to see if we have it in print or online. Note that you will need to search by the journal title, not the title of the individual article.
Unfortunately, you may have some extra difficulties with law journals, because of the way some of the law e-resources work! See the big box to the left for some ideas.
A correctly formatted reference will contain everything you need to help you to find the full article:
J. Spencer, ‘Three new cases on consent’, (2007) C.L.J., 66(3), 490
This article was written by J. Spencer and the article's title is "Three new cases on consent". It was published in 2007 in the journal abbreviated as CLJ which the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations tells us stands for the "Cambridge Law Journal". It was published in volume 66, issue 3, and the article begins on page 490.
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