Wilson Announces Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text

Jan 17, 2003


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The H.W. Wilson Company has announced the debut of Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text, a new WilsonWeb database based on the reference Index to Legal Periodicals & Books. Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text delivers articles cover to cover from some 180 select sources-in full text and PDF page images-in addition to detailed indexing of some 840 periodicals and some 1,400 monographs per year.  The database features more than 15,000 full-text records to start (articles date back to 1994), with new entries being added in daily updates. Index records reach as far back as 1981. Coverage includes legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, and bar association, university, and government publications-including sources from the U.S., Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Searching by keyword, subject heading, personal name, date, title words, type of article or any combination retrieves scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, book reviews, and more. Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text also offers options for access to articles that aren't reflected in full text.  A library holdings indicator, linking to the library's OPAC, lets users know if they'll find cited articles on the library's shelves.  If the article is not there, WilsonLink SFX-powered technology allows users to click from citations on WilsonWeb databases to the full text of articles on any open-URL compliant database in the library's collection, at no added cost to subscriptions. Other features include built-in document-delivery links to aid in ordering actual articles, and links to interlibrary loan options. Editorial decisions for the Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text are guided by an advisory committee, including practitioners, educators, and law librarians.  Subject coverage spans the wide range of specialties in law. Subscriptions to the precursor to Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, are still available on WilsonWeb, WilsonDisc, and in print. Trial subscriptions to Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text are available to librarians and members of the working press.

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