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Popular Culture and the Law: Searching for Articles

A collection of research sources and strategies to assist you in the Popular Culture and the Law class at Barry University School of Law (and beyond).

Articles from Other Disciplines

Search for articles from other academic disciplines by using some of the databases available at the Barry Main Library website.

  1. Start on the Barry Law Library website
  2. Scroll down and click on Barry University Main Library. 
  3. Choose Databases by Title.

Databases like Academic OneFile, Academic Search Complete, and ProQuest Central will let you find journal articles from other academic disciplines.

Law Journal Articles

Legal Resource Index

The Legal Resource Index is a resource in Westlaw that helps you find law review articles about a topic.  If you have a topic, try using the index to point you in the right direction.

  1. Access Westlaw.
  2. Start typing legal resource index in the search bar and choose it from the drop down resources when it appears.
  3. To search by index term, type your search word in the Index box and then hit the magnifying lens to search.
  4. Adjust your index terms as you go along.

Once you find some good articles you can search for them on Westlaw or Lexis, or go to HeinOnline.



HeinOnline is the Law Library's collection of law journals.  Instead of keeping them in print on the library shelves, the library keeps them in this digital collection.  Get to HeinOnline from the Law Library Databases page at you are asked to log in, use the user name part of your Barry email and the same password you use to log into other Barry resources.

Once you are logged in, you can search in the Law Journal Library for articles using the citation, article name, author, or any keywords.  HeinOnline has law journals going back to the first volume, no matter how old, but it may not have the latest issues.