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Human Rights Law Reviews & Journals

You can locate journals one of two ways: (1) by using and index or (2) by doing full-text searches in journal databases.  Indexes include bibliographic information about an article, such as the title, the name of the author, and the name of the journal, as well as one or more subject descriptors. The law library subscribes to the Index To Legal Periodicals and Books Online and to the Index To Foreign Legal Periodicals.  There are also indexes on LexisNexis and Westlaw.  However many of you will go directly to LexisNexis, Westlaw, or HeinOnline to search for law reviews and journals in theses full-text databases. 

Below is a list of specialized Law Reviews and Journals focused on international human rights.  

Law Reviews & Journals

Non-Legal Journal Databases

Mariner is the portal researchers can use to access the multitude of electronic databases available via the University of Maine System.  Here the researcher will find databases from the health sciences, the social sciences and much more.  

There are two ways in which to access the Mariner databases.  The first is via the sites One Search feature, in the Quick Search Box.  Here the researcher can enter search terms and One Search will search all of the databases in the Mariner portal and retrieve relevant material from them all, even those to which the law school does not subscribe.  That can be frustrating for the patron.  The Law Library's A-Z Database List can be found HERE!

Some commonly used databases are listed below.

Finding News Articles

News Articles are available in many of our subscription databases and the internet.   Reach out to the Law Library Reference Desk with questions regarding specific newspapers or journals.