Legal Journals and Periodicals – Introduction

Icon representing the Legal Journals and Periodicals module. A person looking through a rack full of periodicals at a library.

Approximate duration: 30 minutes

Description: Learn more about the various, major legal databases to which the University of Ottawa has a subscription, and how you can effectively use them in your legal research projects.

What Do You know?

Before starting this module, test your baseline knowledge with the following questions. You will receive basic feedback on your answers that will be further explained by the content in the module. Good luck! These questions are just for practice: your results will not be recorded by the system.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Understand and appreciate the importance of legal journals and periodicals;
  • Find the most relevant legal literature by selecting the right periodical index or database;
  • Locate journal and periodical articles electronically and in print.