How can I get online, full-text access to journal, newspaper, or magazine articles?


The Law Library has many databases that provide online, full-text access to journals, magazines, and newspapers. To find a database with access to a journal article you want to read, try the following:

  1. A-Z Databases list and Online Journal Finder. From the Library's homepage select "Databases" or "Online Journals." Databases of law journals include HeinOnline, DigitalCommons@UM Law, and more. The Online Journal Finder is a tool that links full-text content for journals (as well as newspapers and magazines). You can use it to search for a particular publication by title or ISSN. Please note that off-campus access is restricted to Maryland Carey Law students, faculty, and staff.
  2. Google Scholar. The Maryland Carey Law community can use Google Scholar to access the full text of articles in select subscription databases at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library such as journals from HeinOnline and JSTOR. To show library links for full-text access to select Thurgood Marshall Law Library collections, update your Google Scholar settings:
    1. Go to Google Scholar and click the three horizontal bars in the corner to view the menu. 
    2. Select Scholar Settings (cog icon). 
    3. Select Library Links and search for University of Maryland School of Law - Find It @ TMLL, click the check box, then save.
    4. The Find It @ TMLL link will now appear next to select articles in your search results. Select Find It @ TMLL to log in and access the full text of the article.
    Discovery Service @ Maryland Carey Law, also on the Thurgood Marshall Law Library homepage. Try searching the Library's online catalog, "Discovery Service @ Maryland Carey Law" for journals, newspapers, magazines, or specific articles. The online catalog records will often show whether the Library has online access to a particular publication or article. 
  3. Bloomberg Law, Lexis or Westlaw. Try searching for journals, newspapers and magazines using Bloomberg LawLexis or Westlaw (account required; access restricted to Maryland Carey Law students, faculty, and staff).

If you're unable to get access to the full text of articles through the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, you can request your item by interlibrary loan. For instructions on using interlibrary loan, please see our FAQ, Can I borrow or request materials from other libraries by interlibrary loan?

  • Last Updated Feb 13, 2024
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