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Law - LLB and other law degrees (1st Year Support): Journals

Research assistance, subject guides and useful library resources for first year law students, compiled by the Faculty of Law librarians

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Defining "law journal" and "journal article"

What is a law journal?

"Contains articles and comments by academic writers on legal issues."

Source: Becoming a lawyer: fundamental skills for law students R4 PALM

What are journal articles?

Journal articles are written by researchers or scholars who work in a professional or in an academic field.

An editorial board evaluates articles submitted. Subject specialists decide whether or not the article adds valuable, important or new information to the subject and whether or not the research has been conducted correctly, academically and in an ethical or moral way. Articles thus reviewed or examined are called ‘peer reviewed’.

Journal articles quote sources to substantiate information or statements and also to have an academic reading list of sources consulted for writing the article.

Consult journal articles:

  • For scholarly or academic information
  • For subject-specific articles in your field of study
  • For subject-specific articles on a topic (The topic can be large or very specific dealing with a small aspect or part of a topic.)
  • For new research
  • For research only published in journals
  • For criticism or comparison of ideas, thoughts, etc.

TO FIND THE SOUTH AFRICAN LAW JOURNALS IN PRINT OR ELECTRONIC, CLICK ON THE LINK UNDER THE "LISTS" HEADING.

TO FIND A COMBINED TITLE LIST OF LAW JOURNALS ELECTRONICALLY AVAILABLE, CLICK ON THE LINK UNDER THE "LISTS" HEADING.

 

Journal Lists

South African Database Links

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International Database links (Containing South African and International Journal Titles)

Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg (TSAR)

This multilingual periodical is published quarterly by Juta for the Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg. This scholarly and practical journal covers a broad spectrum of topics pertinent to the legal community.

Source: https://0-journals-co-za.ujlink.uj.ac.za/content/journal/jlc_tsar

 

 

Research Support

Find search guides, training videos and tutorials that will assist you with searching for journals on the Research Support page of this LibGuide.

Reputable Links

 
Reputable Internet links to Legal Information Institute and Open Access websites can be found on the Reputable Links page of this LibGuide.