Those who don’t always have easy access to the big commercial databases might like to be reminded of the useful free service provided by the Washington & Lee Law School’s Current Law Journal Content, where the tables of contents of nearly 1600 journals are indexed. A few years ago Slaw used this service to offer a page setting out the TOCs of Canadian journals, but it somehow got lost in the first redesign of the blog.
I’ve re-instituted it now. You can always find the link on the new “useful things” item in the main Slaw menu. On the new page you’ll find the TOCs of the 20 most recently indexed Canadian journals, as well as a popup list at the top of the page telling you which 20 these journals are. You’d be well advised, though, if you’re interested in keeping abreast of Canadian law journal articles, to subscribe to the appropriate Current Law Journal Content RSS feed, a link to which also appears on the page.
But the Slaw page of TOCs, interesting though it is for the casual browser, has its main purpose in offering Google something to index: thanks to a Google custom search engine, the data on that page is searchable via our Canadian law blogs search function, found near the top of the right sidebar.
Now we simply need to persuade all Canadian law journals to become open access.