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Law Research Assistant Guide to the Law Library

This guide is designed to assist UC Law Research Assistants.

How to Find Peer-Reviewed Articles

Sometimes your instructor or assignment will require that you find a "scholarly article" or use a "peer-reviewed" journal. In many of our databases, you can  limit your search to scholarly articles by selecting a check-box similar to ones listed below. Look for the following options when you are searching (sometimes they appear on the advanced search page):


In many database you can filter your search results to those from scholarly/academic/peer-reviewed journals - look for this option on your search results page.

Some databases and services include ONLY scholarly journals.

Citation Managment Tutorials

How to Find Articles

To do a general search for article resources, go to the UC Libraries home page and search from the Articles+ tab on the red search box. Here is what the search box looks like:

search box with text entered

The tool that does the search of multiple databases is called Summon. For a brief introduction to Summon view the video below. Lean more about it by going to Summon FAQ.

lyndalogo is an online library of video tutorials on the latest software, including releases from Adobe, Apple, Autodesk,  Blackboard, Microsoft and many more.


Visit or click on the image. Select "Login to" from the Quick Links module and enter your Central Login Service username and password.


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