Upcoming AALL Webinar: Boost Your Legal Research Efficiency: Exploring the New & Valuable Features of IFLP

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As the world becomes even more interconnected, how do librarians keep up with the growing international and comparative legal information needs of today’s increasingly transnational and multilingual legal professionals and law students? The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP), one of the American Association of Law Libraries premier publications, can help meet the never-ending need for accurate and diverse information from around the globe.

Learn about AALL’s premier product firsthand from the editorial board of IFLP.  During this webinar:

  • The IFLP General Editor will provide information about the unique nature of the index and its content.
  • The speakers will showcase how to navigate the index for practical use so you can take your research to the next level.
  • Attendees will learn how to use the new IFLP Alerts feature to create customized email alerts to stay current on important legal issues.
  • Attendees will better understand the importance of using an index for legal research.
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Boost Your Legal Research Efficiency: Exploring the New & Valuable Features of IFLP

When: May 10, 2023 at 11am (CDT)

Presented by: Marci Hoffman, Charles Bjork, and Jennifer Allison

Promo Code: IFLP2023 (provides free registration for non-AALL members)

Reasons to Consider Adding IFLP to Your Library

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 800 legal journals published worldwide. It is a resource heavily relied upon by academics, law firms, government agencies, and more.

One-of-a-Kind Resource

The preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews in more than 800 legal journals

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Content Indexed Globally

Indexes more than 100 topics, 300 regions, 300 country subjects, 800 journals, and 30 languages

Personalized Notification Tool – NEW!

IFLP Alerts is a brand new tool in the product that allows all users to create tailored email alerts (learn more below!)

Linking to Full-Text Content

Includes full-text linking to more than 80,000 records inside HeinOnline, with ISSN, ISBN, and OpenURL linking available

Easily Searchable

Easily search the index by keywords or by various metadata points

Published Monthly

A new issue of IFLP is issued each month, providing users with relevant and timely listings

About the New Notification Tool (IFLP Alerts)

IFLP Alerts is a brand-new essential awareness tool for legal scholars, providing tailored alerts delivered via email as a personalized supplement to the monthly IFLP issue. After setting up an IFLP Alerts profile, individuals will begin to receive a monthly notification that lists the most recent material available within their chosen Topics, Regions, Country Subjects, Journals, and Languages.

Benefits of IFLP Alerts include:

  • Unlimited free profiles for subscribing institutions
  • Tailored email alerts based on indexed Topics, Regions, Country Subjects, Journals, and Languages delivered to your inbox on the first Monday of each month
  • Direct hyperlinking to HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library when available, with all entries available through the IFLP database
  • Ability to manage profiles on behalf of your faculty or staff

Meet the Webinar Speakers

Marci Hoffman is the Law Library Director at Berkeley Law and a Lecturer in Resident, where she teaches various research classes. She returned to Berkeley Law in 2003 after working at the University of Minnesota Law Library and Georgetown Law Library. Ms. Hoffman is the author of books and articles on international, foreign, and comparative legal research and is the General Editor of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals and the Foreign Law Guide. She is a member of several professional associations and has held various leadership positions.

Charles Bjork is an International and Foreign Law Reference Librarian at Georgetown University Law Library since 2014, and also an adjunct professor at the Georgetown Law Center. He provides research instruction for various seminar courses and is a member of multiple professional associations, including the American Association of Law Libraries and the American Society of International Law. Before his career in law librarianship, he practiced law for nearly two decades in Chicago and holds a B.A. in political science and a J.D. from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, respectively.

Jennifer Allison holds a JD from Pepperdine Law School, an MLIS from San Jose State University, and an LLM in German law from the University of Würzburg in Germany.  She worked as an academic law librarian for more than 15 years, including 10 years as an FCIL librarian at the Harvard Law School Library.  Jennifer recently left academia to start her own business, Manuscript Spa, in which she provides pre-publication research and editing services for scholarly books and journal articles.

Kevin Durkin-Ortiz
Managing Editor of IFLP since 1988

Learn More About IFLP

Check out the blogs below to learn more about this preeminent multilingual index that covers subjects such as bankruptcy, gender identity, labor law, inheritance, and much more.

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Customized Email Alerts for IFLP

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