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Poverty and the Law Research Guide

This guide is designed to help you research poverty and law. Although the guide is designed for the seminar class, the resources described in this guide can be applied outside of the class. Research in the area of poverty and law involves more than tradit

Selected Relevant Legal Journals

The following journals are subject specialty publications that may contain articles relevant to poverty law research. This list is not comprehensive so you will also want to search the broader indexes and databases.

Boston University Public Interest Law Journal

Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy

Fordham Urban Law Journal

Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law

Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy

Poverty & Public Policy

Poverty & Race Journal

Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law

Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law & Washington University Journal of Law & Policy. 

Full-Text Legal Periodical Sources

Due to subscription and licensing agreements, certain library resources are restricted to UC faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students. Some of these databases are available to the entire University of Cincinnati community. Others are restricted to the College of Law.

Legal Periodical Indexes

Note that these are indexes, not full-text sources. The index will give you the citation to an article which you would then need to retrieve if you wanted to review the full-text. There may be some overlap in coverage by the indexes but each covers some periodicals that the others do not.

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Selected Non-legal Periodical Databases

If writing or cite checking about an interdisciplinary topic, you may need to check non-legal periodicals. The sources that you would check will differ depending on the topic chosen. You may find it helpful to check out the subject guides developed by a UC librarian who specializes in that area. Visit our page to view all subject guides.

The following are some selected, general resources for non-legal periodicals.


JSTOR includes archives of over 1,000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs.

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Project Muse

Project MUSE provides access to articles from over 40 journals in the humanities starting in 1995. Human Rights Quarterly is published electronically through Project MUSE.

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Summon contains a variety of quality information and access to content provided by the University of Cincinnati Library. To date, Summon content comes from 6,800+ publishers and 94,000+ journal and periodical titles, and 3+ million library catalog records. There are over 230 million items indexed in UCL’s Summon index —and UC Libraries is constantly adding new content!

Google Scholar

Google Scholar includes access to thousands of scholarly research articles, books, reports and a variety of additional formats. You may or may not find full-text resources in Google Scholar. If you are on-campus and searching Google Scholar, it will often identify resources to which the UC libraries subscribe.


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