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These resources are licensed databases which provide indexes and other finding tools to locate articles and/or books on specific topics or by specific authors in law reviews, journals, books, and other publications. These resources typically provide citations and/or abstracts. Full text articles may be found in the Index to Legal Periodicals and Hein Online.

To locate other databases licensed by the Law Library, see the Database tab on our main page Search interface or see our List of Databases.

The resource annotations below provide a description of the resource and any access restrictions.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)
Includes timely topical access to over 500 legal publications including complete tables of content of all journals indexed; articles are indexed within 100 relevant subject headings. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)

Hein Online
This electronic collection of many prominent legal journals includes older, difficult to find, historical collections, as well as current issues. Browse journals alphabetically by title, author or article title. Search titles, authors and full-text. Exact page images are displayed, with full ability to cut and paste. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law and Syracuse University main campus users)

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books
Index to articles from many legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association organs, law reviews, and government publications originating in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Includes book reviews. Covers 1981 to the present; updated monthly.  Users also have access to the Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective Collection which covers 1908 - 1981. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)

IndexMaster is a compilation of the indexes and/or tables of content of over 8,000 legal titles from many of the leading legal publishers. The searchable database, which includes treatises, practice guides, hornbooks, etc., allows users to determine if the content of a particular book will meet their research needs. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
Indexes articles and book reviews including journals, essay collections, festschrifts, and congress reports from 1985 to the present. Covers international law (public and private), comparative law, and municipal law of countries other than the United States, British Isles, and British Commonwealth. Updated quarterly. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only.)

LawTrio is an online directory of legal publications. It can help identify legal newsletters, loose-leafs in print, and CD-ROMs. This database provides the equivalent of the print publications, Directory of Law-Related CD-ROMs, Legal Loose-leafs in Print, and Legal Newsletters in Print. (Licensed database, Access provided to College of Law users only)