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Periodicals and Periodical Indexes

When conducting legal research, it is frequently better to begin with secondary sources that explain and interpret the law rather than attempting to start with primary legal authority. Legal periodicals are excellent secondary source starting points. This lesson introduces strategies and resources to find legal periodicals in support of legal research projects.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the different types of legal periodicals.
2. Identify subscription and periodical indexes available for finding articles.
3. Locate journal listings online.

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