Spotlight on…Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Published on: Author: Teresa L

A multilingual index to journal articles, yearbooks, essay collections and book reviews published worldwide, the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals covers international (public and private), comparative, and municipal law of countries other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, or Australia. Search by •Keyword •Author •Title (of the article) and •Journal. Interested in researching an international environmental issue such as climate change? A simple keyword search on “climate change” in this database retrieves 20 records including author, title and complete journal citation. A subject-specific index such as the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals can be a good place to start, because you have already narrowed your search results simply by using this index. Access this database by going to the library’s main webpage at and clicking on the Research Databases button at the top right, then Subscription Databases below. Coverage begins in 1985 and the database is updated quarterly.