Bibliographic Resources

General Bibliographic Resources

This collection of links useful for tracking down those hard-to-find citations was compiled in April 2005 by Eric Jones, Electronic Information Specialist in the Hartford office of Day, Berry & Howard LLP.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a specialized interface for searching “scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.” Even if you don’t turn up the full text of the an article, you may find a reference to the item you are looking for.


As its name suggests, FindArticles is a search Engine for finding articles. The indexed publications cover a wide range of subjects, with archives going back to 1984 in some cases.

University Law Review Project

The University Law Review Project provides free access to a variety of resources. It includes links to online law journals as well as a search engine or articles that are available electronically.

Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment (JAKE)

The Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment (JAKE) is a resource for identifying which databases index (or provide full-text access to) a periodical, journal, magazine, or newspaper. Access is freely available from a variety of websites; the link above is to Yale University. JAKE will also provide the full title for a journal abbreviation.

PubList is provides reference information on more than “150,000 domestic and international print and electronic publications including magazines, journals, e-journals, newsletters, and monographs.” provides detailed information about the publication (such as titles, formats, publisher addresses, editor contacts, circulation data, and ISSN numbers). Through PubList you can now directly access Infotrieve’s document ordering resources. PubList requires (free) registration to use.


RedLightGreen provides bibliogrpahic information on more than 130 million books.

Open WorldCat

WorldCat is a worldwide union catalog created and maintained by contributing libraries; it contains millions of online records from more than 9,000 institutions. While Worldcat is generally a subscription service, both Google ( and Yahoo ( provide access to Open WorldCat through their general search interfaces. On Yahoo, make sure to include the word “WorldCat” in your search and look for results that are prefaced with “Find in a Library”. On Google, include “” in your search or visit Tom Keays’search forms (

Compiled in April 2005 by Eric Jones, Electronic Information Specialist in the Hartford office of Day, Berry & Howard LLP.

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