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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is the preeminent multilingual legal journal index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 800 legal journals published worldwide.

Composed of nearly 400,000 index records, IFLP truly covers the world by providing in-depth coverage of topics including:

  • International law
  • Comparative law
  • Common law
  • Civil law
  • U.S. law
  • Law of most jurisdictions
  • And much more!

IFLP also analyzes the contents of selected individually published collections of legal essays, Festschriften, Mélanges, and congress reports each year.

Check out our dedicated video to learn more:

Why use an index?

With the internet at our fingertips, we have become used to finding answers fast. However, a Google search won’t always provide the most reliable information. And when you run a keyword search in a full-text database, you’re likely to pull thousands of articles, of which only a couple may be relevant to your research.

Enter the index, a valuable tool for helping you quickly retrieve the resources you need. Because indexes aren’t full text, they will only provide results that match your keyword search in the title, abstract, or author, which means you’re much more likely to find articles relevant to your research, rather than articles that may simply mention your search term one or two times.

With fewer yet higher quality results yielded from an index, you can spend less time searching—and more time learning.

View our dedicated LibGuide to learn how to navigate this database.

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