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Law: Journals

The library guide for Cambridge University's Squire Law Library.

Print Journals

The print journals are located on the same floor as the textbooks for each jurisdiction. UK journals are held in stacks 11-15 on the first floor (alphabetical order by title).

Commonwealth and American journals are held on the second floor and journals on the EC, human rights, comparative law and international law are held on the third floor.

A selection of recent issues are displayed on a magazine rack on the first floor by the main stairs.

Recent arrivals

Photo of the journals display stand in the Squire Law Library where a selection of recent arrivals are displayed.

Current Awareness

You can set up alerts for particular journals or topics in Westlaw (after creating a profile) and LexisLibrary (using Raven login).

Zetoc is also a useful service.

Lean Extension

It is advisable to download a browser extension called Lean onto your laptop. It will remember your Raven credentials and make access to electronic journals easier when you are off campus.

More information here.


Searching by topic

To search for legal journal articles by subject or topic the best place to start is the Legal Journals Index which is included within Westlaw.

Training Guides

A list of training guides to our subscription databases are available on the library's webpages accessible here.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.


E-journals can be located through:

  • the Cambridge e-journals libguide using the title.
  • iDiscover using the journal title or article title (there are thousands of full-text articles available through iDiscover although some may have to be viewed on the Legal Deposit Machine).

Legal Abbreviations

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations

This database allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.

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