Legal Research: Law Reviews

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Welcome to the Information and Library Services tutorial on using Lexis Nexis Academic to find law review articles. This presentation takes about 2 minutes to watch, and will show you how to use the Lexis Nexis Academic database to find the full text of articles from law reviews.

First, select “U.S. Legal” from the menu on the left-hand side of the screen.

Next, select “Law Reviews”.

You’ll be taken to a screen where you can enter your search terms. Here I’m going to search for articles on the use of the U.S. False Claims Acts to hold nursing homes responsible for maintaining a high standard of quality of care. You can use the “Specify Date” menu to limit your search to all articles in the database, to articles published within a specific range of dates, or to articles published on a specific day. You can use the check boxes in the “Limit to” section at the bottom of the search form to limit your search only to articles dealing with a specific area of the law.

Once you have entered your search terms, click on the “Search” button. For tips on how to enter your search terms into Lexis Nexis Academic, please click on the “Lexis Search Tips” link in the Legal Research Guide.

On the next screen, you’ll be given a list of articles containing your search terms, arranged chronologically. Clicking on the link at the head of each entry will take you to the full text of the article.

And here’s the full text of the article that I selected. All articles in Lexis Nexis Academic are immediately available in full text.

Thank you for watching this tutorial. If you have any questions about using Lexis Nexis Academic to find law review articles, please contact the Library. We’re available 24-7.

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