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Friday, August 10, 2012

OUP Journals No Longer Available on Westlaw?

Daniel Sokol reports that Oxford University Press has pulled its journals from the Westlaw database, leaving them available primarily on Lexis-Nexis. I'm sorry to hear that. Apart from the citation count issue Daniel raises, I'm saddened because too few American legal scholars read work from non-US legal journals, and high-end subject matter journals, as it is. For those of us who stick mostly with WL, this is sad news and we'll have to try to route around. A good reminder that research is only as good as the database you use and that relying only on a single database for research can be problematic.  

Posted by Paul Horwitz on August 10, 2012 at 10:07 AM in Paul Horwitz | Permalink

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have they only pulled them prospectively? it looks like some back issues of oup journals (eg the journal of legal analysis) previously available on westlaw still are.

Posted by: anonprof | Aug 10, 2012 1:41:25 PM

have they only pulled them prospectively? it looks like some back issues of oup journals (eg the journal of legal analysis) previously available on westlaw still are.

Posted by: anonprof | Aug 10, 2012 1:41:27 PM

is there anything that's not available on google scholar?

Posted by: ctr | Aug 11, 2012 3:13:22 PM

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