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Law Library

Index to Legal Periodicals

[Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only]

  • Index to articles from many legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association organs, law reviews, and government publications originating in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Includes book reviews. Covers August 1981 to the present; updated monthly.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals

[Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only]

  • Includes timely topical access to over 500 legal publications including complete tables of content of all journals indexed;articles are indexed within 100 relevant subject headings

Westlaw & Lexis

In addition to law review, law journal and news databases, there are topic-specific databases and journals in each service. A selection follows.


For Health & Medical Databases, click on the Sources tab and follow this breadcrumb trail:

Sources > News & Business > Science & Technology > Medical & Healthcare
Journals: A Selection
            Medical Journals Combined (varies)
            Medical and Health News (varies)
            Medline References (citations and abstracts only)
            American Journal of Bioethics (12/2002 - )
            American Journal of Law & Medicine (from 1/1982 - )
            Biotechnology NewsWatch (5/1981 - )
            Health Law Journal (1/1993 - )
            IAC Biotechnology (from 1/1991 -)
            Journal of Legal Medicine (3/1996-)


For Social Sciences Databases, go to the Directory and follow these breadcrumb trails:

All Databases > Directories and Reference Materials > Social Sciences & Humanities > Social & Behavioral Sciences

All Databases > Directories and Reference Materials > Social Sciences & Humanities > Society, Religion & Other Social Concerns

Medical-Legal Information Multibase (varies by source)

Journals: A Selection
            Medical-Legal Information Multibase (varies by source)
            Applied Genetics News (from 1/1996 -)
            BIOSIS (from 1969-)
            Bioworld Today (from 9/1995 -)
            Genetic Engineering News (from 1/1994-)
            Genetics (from 1/1997 - )
            Genomics and Genetics Weekly (from 1/2000 - )
            Journal of Medical Ethics (from 4/1997 - )
            Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics (from 2001 -)

Journals at the Syracuse University Library

The journal databases and indexes listed here are licensed by the Syracuse University Library. For information about the Syracuse University Libraries’ Resources, see: http://libwww.syr.edu/sitemap/research.html  

In this guide, SU Library resources and databases are noted with [SU] immediately to the right of the title in this list.

SU Library’s “Full Text Journal Locator” [SU]

If you know the name of the journal you are seeking, you can use the Full-Text Journal Locator to determine if the SU Library has a subscription to that journal.

SU Library’s Subject Guides

The subject pages offer print and electronic resources in a particular area, including lists of available electronic journals and databases in that subject.  SU Librarian specialists are also given, with contact information.

General Science [SU]

Social Science [SU]

Journal Databases at the Syracuse University Library

For more information, access and access restrictions, see:

Select titles on the alphabetical list on the left.

Annual Reviews [SU]
Annual Reviews publications are among the highest cited publications by impact factor according to the Institute for Scientific Information®.

  • Indexes 29 scientific disciplines, with most articles in full-text
  • Material is gleaned from academic ‘annual reviews’

Expanded Academic ASAP 1980 - Aug 2004 [SU]

  • Full-text searching of scholarly journal articles in the humanities, social sciences, science and technology
  • Includes scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!


  • Full text archive of scholarly publications in mathematics, science, and the social sciences
  • Click on ‘proceed with printing’ link to see full-text in PDF

ProQuest Research Library [SU]

  • Provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers, many updated daily and containing full-text articles from 1986
  • Search multiple databases by topic or customize your list of multiple databases from a list

Science Direct [SU]

  • Major electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full text journals published by Elsevier Press.

Internet Journal Access

NLM (National Library of Medicine) Gateway

The NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). You can also search these databases concurrently or separately. These databases contain citations and abstracts, with some links to full-text articles. Where no full-text is available, try the collections of the SUNY Upstate Medical Library or submit a request for the full-text through our Interlibrary Loan unit.



  • 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950’s
  • These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals
  • PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources


  • National Library of Medicine’s catalog of books, journals, and audiovisuals and access points to other medical research tools


  • Information produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, such as searches of MEDLINE
  • Indexes medical literature, and ClinicalTrials.gov, the database of research studies from the National Institutes of Health
  • Illustrated medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, interactive health tutorials, and the latest health news

Individual scholarly journals available on the Internet



Genome Research

Genome Biology

Medical Law Review

SUMMIT, the Online Catalog

You can search for print and electronic journals by keyword or journal title through our online public catalog, SUMMIT. The catalog integrates the holdings of all SU Libraries plus Moon Library at ESF. For electronic journals, a link to the journal will appear in the item record. To access electronic journals remotely from SUMMIT, you must be connected to the proxy server.

Current News Sources in Genetics & Bioethics

GeneLetter (a commercial site; verify data)

Genetics research (an individual’s site; verify data)

GenInfo (University of Montreal Law School)

Genomics: A Global Resource

Current news from international sources on:

  • Genomics, bioinformatics, and proteomics
  • Cloning, stem Cells, and reproduction
  • Bioethics
  • Biotech policy and regulation