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Guide to research sources for Canadian and BC law.


Legal journals contain articles which have in-depth analysis of specific legal issues and cases. Many law schools publish a "law review" which is a student-edited, scholarly journal. Articles that focus on one specific case are called "case comments".

Finding legal journal articles

These indexes list articles from many Canadian legal journals, but may not link to full text. You may need to look in Kwantlen's Journal Titles list to see if we have the journal that you need.

If you'd like to scan through some of the most important journals in the field, here is a list of the top 5 Canadian law journals (from Washington & Lee Law School's Law Journal Rankings, 2020):

TIP: If you're looking for a journal article on a specific topic, start your search with one of the research databases listed under the other tabs, instead.

Searching for a Journal by Title

Don't know if KPU has a particular journal or magazine? Use the Journal Titles search box to find out if the Library subscribes.




This search will ONLY tell you whether Kwantlen users have access to a specific journal title, and link you to a list of available issues.

This tool will NOT search for individual articles on a specific topic in these journals. For that, you need to use a Research Database.

If the KPU Library does not have the journal article that you need, you can request a copy from another library through interlibrary loan at no charge. We do the searching and can deliver most articles to you via email within 2 business days.