Law Journal Articles via HeinOnline
Law and Other Disciplines
(Print, microfilm, and eJournals)
(online journals only)
Index to Legal Periodicals
If your journal requires page images of sources, look for PDFs in these databases. Link to the databases both on and off-grounds from the lefthand column of this guide and on the Law Library's homepage:
Statutes and regulations
Law journal articles – Use the tool in the lefthand column to pull them up by citation in HeinOnline.
Non-law journal articles – Use the Journal Finder to link to journals online, and to find hard copies in a UVA library. If you have trouble finding an article, ask the Reference Desk. If it's not available through UVA, you can request an interlibrary loan – more on that below.
Quickly link from Google Scholar to articles' full text in UVA-subscribed databases by clicking “find this @ UVA libraries”:
Alderman Library has the New York Times and Washington Post on microform, and Darden has the Wall Street Journal. Use Journal Finder to check if the issue you need is available (the microforms generally are current up to the prior month’s issues). Our Student Delivery Service can pick up the microform you need, and Reference Desk can show you how to use the microform readers on the Library’s second floor.
For older newspaper articles try:
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
For articles in other papers, search UVA Libraries' Newspapers on Microfilm to see if UVA has what you need.
Documents from Court Cases (petitions, briefs, etc.)
Bloomberg Law has federal case documents and some state court documents. Go to its "Litigation Intelligence Center" link in the lefthand column > "Search Dockets." Be sure to click the "update docket" link when you pull up a case.
Westlaw has some federal case filings - check a case's "filings" tab.
Supreme Court -
Organizations filing amici curiae briefs in a case sometimes post the briefs on their websites.
Use Virgo to find books in UVA libraries. A simple title/author search usually works – ask the Reference Desk if you can’t find what you need. Our Student Delivery Service will pick up books for you from other UVA libraries and deliver them to the Law Library’s Circulation Desk (allow 2-3 days for up to two items at a time).
When UVA doesn't have what you need...
First, ask the Reference Desk. If we can’t find it together, request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Here’s how:
ILL early! Interlibrary loan requests can take a week or more, so assess which items you need to ILL at the start of your source gathering (requests for scans generally take less time).
Keep up with the books you ILL! Be sure not to lose them, and return them on time! You'll receive an e-mail reminder a week before the due date. Some items can be renewed for a short time, but due dates are not otherwise flexible.