Answered By: Law Library Staff Team
Last Updated: Sep 04, 2018     Views: 190

Library Search is an excellent discovery tool, but not all legal journal articles are indexed and available using this resource.

We recommend you search for the JOURNAL the article is published in; you will then be able to see the availability of the journal (both in hard copy and electronically) and where you can locate your article.


If you know which article you are looking for:

Richard Mullender, 'Negligence, Public Bodies and Ruthlessness' (2009) 71 MLR 961

  • You need to locate an article published in the MLR.
  • What does MLR stand for? Use the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations to find out the full title of the journal.
  • Search for the 'Modern Law Review' on Library Search.

The results will show the availability of the hard copy journal in the Law Library and where it is shelved. If you prefer to use the online version, the Online access link will show the availability and services offering access to the title.

Library Search - Modern Law Review


If you are not looking for a specific article:

If you do not know which legal journal article you are looking for then you can use Library Search, but be aware you may have to repeat your search using JustisOneWestlaw and/or LexisLibrary to get a full overview of journal articles covering your topic.

  • Go to Library Search 
  • Sign in 
  • Change the type of search you are performing from 'Everything except articles' to 'Everything'.
  • Enter your search terms, and filter down if necessary

You can also browse for journal articles using BrowZine. This is an excellent tool which provides .PDF, browseable 'journal in your hand' access to articles in .pdf format. More information is available here: 


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