Legal Source

Providing indexing and full-text coverage of the most respected scholarly law journals, Legal Source is the authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law.

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Content Includes

  • More than 550 active full-text, non-open access journals
  • Detailed indexing for legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications and university publications 
  • More than 420 law reviews  
  • Over 2.5 million records, including book reviews and case studies

Subjects Include

  • Administrative law
  • Antitrust law
  • Banking
  • Business law
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law
  • Domestic relations
  • Estate planning
  • Family law
  • Food, drug and cosmetic law
  • Insurance law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Internet and information science law
  • Landlord/tenant law
  • Legal librarianship
  • Multinational corporations
  • Non-profit corporations
  • Patent and trademark
  • Probate
  • Securities
  • Sports and entertainment law
  • Tax law
  • Trade regulation

Legal Source Versions Compared:


Legal Source
Full-Text Journals: 1,117
Full-Text Journals Not Available in any version of Academic Search: 680
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text
Full-Text Journals: 484
Full-Text Journals Not Available in any version of Academic Search: 293
Legal Collection
Full-Text Journals: 362
Full-Text Journals Not Available in any version of Academic Search: 69
Full-Text Journals Full-Text Journals Not Available in any version of Academic Search Legal Source 1,117 680 Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text 484 293 Legal Collection 362 69

Legal Source Versions Compared:


Legal Source
Full-Text Journals: 1,117
Full-Text Journals Not Available in any version of Academic Search: 680
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text
Full-Text Journals: 484
Full-Text Journals Not Available in any version of Academic Search: 293
Legal Collection
Full-Text Journals: 362
Full-Text Journals Not Available in any version of Academic Search: 69
Full-Text Journals Full-Text Journals Not Available in any version of Academic Search
Legal Source 1,117 680
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text 484 293
Legal Collection 362 69

Unparalleled Coverage

Combining the strength of H.W. Wilson's high-quality indexing and the power of EBSCO's full-text content, Legal Source includes many unique sources not previously available in any database. It makes a perfect complement to Academic Search Ultimate, offering 330 additional active full-text, non-open access journals.

Users will appreciate the international coverage and access to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, and book reviews. International coverage includes periodicals from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.