Research Resources for Law Librarians
This is a selective list of web resources which could be of interest to law librarians pursuing research projects. It includes links to sites relating to research methods,current awareness, law library association publications, and journals and newsletters.
Research Methods [next]
The Researching Librarian
This site is a compilation of web links to resources useful for research: databases, funding information, journals, statistical methods, research tools, current awareness sources, and conference proceedings.
Social Science Research Methods: A Selected Guide
A selected list of recent guides, handbooks, and texts on research methods, from UC Berkeley Library.
Current Awareness for Legal Information Managers
An annotated list of new books and articles of interest to legal information professionals. Produced by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library for BIALL's Legal Information Management. Searchable database available from 1994:http://184.108.40.206/dbtw-wpd/textbase/cadquery.htm
An annotated bibliography of selected articles, books, and digital documents on information technology, produced by the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE since 1990. Other services at this site include a bibliography creation tool and a full text article search, using the Current Cites database.
A bi-weekly web site review service of the Cornell Law Library. This information can be accessed via email subscription or by a searchable database.
An affiliate of US based Jurist: The Legal Education Network. This is an online legal education portal that provides information on legal education, law teaching, legal research, legal news, and world law. Other affiliates include UK, Australia, EU, and Portugal.
Law Library Resource Xchange
A bi-weekly Web journal publishing comprehensive articles on legal research and information technology for legal professionals. An excellent source of legal research guides for foreign jurisdictions and legal topics. Also provides LLRXBuzz, a weekly online column providing news and site reviews of interest to legal researchers.
A weekly web publication of new Internet resources of interest to librarians, researchers and educators. Produced by the Internet Scout Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1994. Other features include a searchable archives and an email subscription service.
A monthly magazine from the American Association of Law Libraries. It publishes articles and columns on legal information issues and law librarianship, as well as AALL news and business. Some issues available online.
Australian Law Librarian
The official journal of the Australian Law Librarians' Group. It contains articles of interest to those working within the legal librarianship and publishing fields. It also provides a vehicle for information sharing among members and serves as a forum for discussion of legal publishing issues. Abstracts available online.
Canadian Law Libraries/Bibliothèques de droit canadiennes
The official publication of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries. It includes news, developments, articles, reports and reviews of interest to its members, as well as survey results, regional items and conference proceedings. Available through Hein On-line.
International Journal of Legal Information
The official publication of the International Association of Law Libraries. It seeks to advance the global exchange of legal information, through publication of original articles, conference papers, bibliographies, book reviews, and other law-related information. Available through Hein On-line.
Law Library Journal
The official journal of the American Association of Law Libraries. It includes articles in all fields of interest to law librarians and others working with legal materials. Some issues available online. Also available through Hein On-line.
Legal Information Management
The official journal of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians, formerly The Law Librarian. Some content available online.
Journals and Newsletters [top]
Published every three months by UKOLN, this web journal reports on digital library initiatives, information service developments and information networking issues worldwide.
ARL: A Bimonthly Newsletter of Research Library Issues and Actions
Online newsletter reporting on research library issues and activities from the Association of Research Libraries, Coalition of Networked Information, and Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.
College & Research Libraries
A scholarly research journal published by the Association of College & Research Libraries. Abstracts are available online.
College & Research Libraries NewsNet
Newsletter from the Association of College & Research Libraries. This is an abridged version of the print publication.
Computers & Law
The official publication of the U.K. Society for Computers & Law, publishing articles, conference reports, news items and book reviews. Some content available online (click on publications).
A monthly online magazine publishing articles and news about innovation and research in digital libraries. Produced by the U.S. Corporation for National Research Initiatives and sponsored by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency on behalf of the Digital Libraries Initiative.
A peer-reviewed Internet journal, publishing articles about the Internet and the global information infrastructure since 1996.
Information Technology and Libraries
A refereed journal published quarterly by the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of ALA. It publishes articles on all aspects of libraries and information technology. Abstracts and some full text available online since 1982.
Journal of Information Law & Technology
An electronic law journal, publishing refereed articles, commentaries, book and IT reviews, conference papers, and news. Published three times a year since 1996.
Legal Information Alert
Newsletter for law librarians and legal researchers, published online and in print ten times a year. It provides practical information including news, database reports and new product reviews. Some content available online.
Legal Reference Services Quarterly
Journal for reference librarians involved with legal research materials. It includes articles on a variety of topics, book reviews, and reference questions and answers. Published quarterly, abstracts available online starting 1992.
Explores critical trends in professional librarianship, including practical applications, important issues, and literature reviews. Each issue is devoted to a single theme. Published quarterly, abstracts available online since 1995.
An international refereed web journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science. Published biannually since 1996.
Searcher: the Magazine for Database Professionals
Includes evaluated online news, search tips and techniques, reviews of search software and database documentation, interviews with industry leaders, and editorials.