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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP)

An interactive online version of AALL's Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 750 legal journals worldwide.

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About the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Produced by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 750 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of most jurisdictions in 26 languages. The only available multilingual legal journal index, Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals also analyzes the contents of selected individually published collections of legal essays, Festschriften, Mélanges, and congress reports each year. 

About HeinOnline's Digital Version

In October 2011, HeinOnline partnered with the American Association of Law Libraries to host this essential multilingual index online. HeinOnline’s Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals provides access to an interactive digital version of the entire print Index dating back to 1960. Composed of more than 400,000 index records, this online resource is fully searchable from 1985 forward, providing links to the full text of nearly 80,000 indexed articles and book reviews. In addition to browsing the print edition, users may quickly view all articles associated with a particular author, subject, or region. As an added convenience, the database allows for ISSN and ISBN linking to local catalogs or World Cat, as well as OpenURL linking to personal library resources. 

Subjects in Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

As a subject index to selected international and comparative law documents, all content in Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is categorized within a variety of subjects, available to browse in either English, German, French, or Spanish. In HeinOnline’s database version of the resource, users may use this categorization to quickly view all articles associated with a particular subject. Where applicable, cross-references link to related subjects.

SUBJECTS INCLUDE

Database Tools and Features

Easy Index Searching

Search IFLP by keyword or by various metadata points, including author, country, subject, title, and more. Keyword searching is available in multiple languages.

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Browse options in HeinOnline's Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Multiple Browse Options

Browse all indexed records by subject (available in four languages), country, region, or publication title. Alternatively, choose to browse the print edition.

Full-Text Linking

Links to the full text of nearly 80,000 indexed records are available in HeinOnline. Easily identify available documents when searching or browsing IFLP.

Links to full text documents in HeinOnline's Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

ISSN, ISBN, and OpenURL Linking

Enable ISSN or ISBN linking to connect indexed records to your local library catalog or WorldCat. Enable OpenURL linking to link directly to resources available in your library.

Save and Bookmark Features

Performed the perfect search? Save your favorite queries and bookmark indexed records to your MyHein personal research account from right within the results.

About the Editors

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is compiled and edited by the staff at Berkeley Law Library at the University of California, and published in conjunction with the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and HeinOnline. As such, all indexing has been completed by a wide array of trained individuals, primarily including lawyers and law librarians from Berkeley Law Library at the University of California. Other editors include indexers from around the world, an advisory board, and HeinOnline staff.

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