Research guides

Federal Practice & Procedure

Law Reviews & Law Journals

"Most law review articles have two features that make them invaluable in research. They generally begin with an introductory overview of the area of law that summarizes the relevant doctrine and literature, and they are usually replete with footnotes citing to primary sources and to other secondary sources." Morris L. Cohen & Kent C. Olson, Legal Research in a Nutshell § 2-6, at 47-48 (12th ed. 2016).

HeinOnline offers comprehensive coverage of over 2,300 law reviews and legal periodicals, with many publications available from inception. Onsite databases Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg law provide access to select law reviews. Coverage on these databases typically begins in the 1980s or 1990s but varies by source. See below for more details.

Member Databases

The following member databases include access to law reviews and other legal periodicals. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access these databases. These databases are also available in the library.

HeinOnline
The Law Journal Library contains full text of over 2,300 law and law-related periodicals.
To limit your search by subject, title, date, or content type, use the Advanced Search feature. For additional help using Advanced Search, see HeinOnline's Advanced Search Syntax Guidelines.

LegalTrac
Provides a combination of full text and abstracted articles from a large variety of legal publications.
The default search is for full text articles in peer reviewed journals. Uncheck these boxes to broaden the search results. To limit your search by subject, title, date, or document type, use the Advanced Search feature.

Onsite Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law

LexisWestlaw, and Bloomberg Law, available in the library, include access to a selection of law reviews and other legal periodicals.

Lexis - Individual Law Reviews & Journals
Available on the library's Lexis computers.
Subscription includes mainly Pennsylvania and New Jersey publications. Coverage varies by source. See scope notes for more information.

Westlaw - Law Reviews & Journals
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Coverage varies by source. See scope note for more information.

Bloomberg Law - Law Reviews & Journals
Available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers.
Coverage varies by source. See scope notes for more information.