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Research Databases: Legal Periodicals and Indexes

This guide provides alphabetical and topical listings of the various research databases available for use by the Valparaiso University School of Law community.

Legal Periodicals and Indexes

Bar Journals Library (HeinOnline)

A collection of state bar journals, with individual articles available for download in .pdf format.

bepress Law Journal Collection

Current Index to Legal Periodicals

A subject index to American law review articles, published by the University of Washington Law Library.  See a librarian for username and password information.


Comprehensive, searchable, image-based (.pdf) collections of legal materials including most American law journals.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (HeinOnline)

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective

An index of over 750 legal periodicals published between 1918-1981 in the United States and other countries. For coverage from 1981 to the present, use LegalTrac.


A searchable compilation of indexes and tables of contents for thousands of secondary legal titles.

Journal Locator

Journal Locator allows you to determine where a particular legal or non-legal periodical is available in electronic format. You may search for a periodical by name or may browse alphabetical and topical listings.

Kluwer Law International Journal Library (HeinOnline)


Electronic legal periodicals index for periodical articles published since 1980.