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Source Collecting: Collecting Articles

On Campus, Search the Article Title in Google Scholar

The easiest way to find PDFs of journal articles is to wait until you are on campus and search the article title in:

For example, if you would like to locate the article Michael Stokes Paulsen, Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise of Constitutional Interpretation: Some Modest Proposals from the Twenty-Third Century, 59 Alb. L. Rev. 671 (1996), search "Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise of Constitutional Interpretation". (See Screencap tab.)

Off Campus, Search the Citation in HeinOnline

If you are off campus, Google Scholar will only link you to free versions of articles. Additionally, you have no access to databases paid for by the LMU library, which means that you will not be able to access PDFs for most non-legal articles.

However, you can still access databases paid for by the LLS library, including HeinOnline. HeinOnline provides complete PDFs of most law reviews and legal journals.

To find an article, click HeinOnline's Citation tab and search the article's citation. For example, if you would like to locate the article Michael Stokes Paulsen, Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise of Constitutional Interpretation: Some Modest Proposals from the Twenty-Third Century, 59 Alb. L. Rev. 671 (1996), click the Citation tab, then search 59 Alb. L. Rev. 671. (See Screencap tab.)

Off Campus, Search the Journal in eJournals A-Z

If the article's not in Hein, don't panic! The LLS library subscribes to some journals through other databases. To find the article, search the journal title in the library's eJournals A-Z for a list of databases that have the journal, then browse to the correct volume and page.

For example, if you would like to locate the article Michael Stokes Paulsen, Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise of Constitutional Interpretation: Some Modest Proposals from the Twenty-Third Century, 59 Alb. L. Rev. 671 (1996), search Albany Law Review, then browse to volume 59, page 671. (See Screencap tab.)

Not sure what the journal's title is from the abbreviated citation? To translate abbreviations into titles, check T10 and T13 of your Bluebook, Prince's Bieber Dictionary at the reference desk, or:

The LMU library also offers an eJournals A-Z list for its journals. However, remember- LMU journals are only available to you on campus.