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European Union Research: A Beginner's Guide: Secondary Sources

Using Secondary Sources

Just as in most other type of legal research, secondary sources can help you to identify and understand the law of the European Union.  The resources below can provide you more information on your given research topic, and it is often more efficient to consult these resources first before delving into the primary materials.

Journals & Indexes

Below is a list of major European Union journals. 

Locate Articles According to the Author or Subject Using a Periodical Index

  • Periodical Indexes can be searched by subject or by author.
  • A Periodical Index will include citation information for articles, including article title, author, journal title, volume and issue, date, pages, and additional information.
  • Some Periodical Indexes contain the full-text of the articles themselves, but many are simply collections of citations.
    • Once you have the citation information for the article, you can search for the journal title in a catalog.
    • If the journal title is in the catalog, be sure to check whether the right volume and issue numbers are present in the collection.

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