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Family Law

A guide to secondary, primary, and interdisciplinary sources on family law, including selected resources on domestic violence and juvenile justice.

Law Reviews & Periodicals

Tips for Finding Most Current and Relevant Articles

  • To find articles across journals, search the various indexes to legal periodicals, as well as the full-text journal databases on Lexis and Westlaw (logins required).
  • To find articles that may be too recent to be in those indexes or databases, check:
    • Current Index to Legal Periodicals (on Westlaw (login required); indexed subjects include "Domestic Relations")
    • Law reviews' websites for latest content
  • To find article drafts that may be posted in advance of publication, check:
  • To stay abreast of law review's new issues, you can set up alerts various ways, including
    • Current Index to Legal Periodicals
    • Law review's website to see if it provides updates of new content by email or RSS
    • HeinOnline eTOC Alert
  • Regional journals may have issues devoted to survey of a particular jurisdiction, e.g., state or federal circuit.
  • May also want to look for symposium and conference issues on a particular topic; add these terms to a keyword search.