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Human Rights

On this page, you will find: 

  • Guidance on using journal articles.
  • Information about BrowZine, a catalogue of electronic journals.
  • Key journals for Human Rights

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Using Journal Articles

To explore an area in more detail, you will need to read journals. Journals and periodicals contain articles and are published at regular intervals. Journals are very good for keeping up to date with the latest news and research or for information about a very specific subject.

Cardiff Index

Quite often when looking for journal articles you will find that journal titles are abbreviated - for example the Coventry Law Journal may be referred to as Cov. L.J. The Cardiff Index is a database which allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. A wide selection of major foreign language law publications is also included. Publications from over 295 jurisdictions are featured in the Index. The database mainly covers law reports and law periodicals but some other legal publications are also included. The Index is under continuous development with new abbreviations and titles being added on a regular basis.


BrowZine is the catalogue of the electronic journals that the Hallam Library has access to. You can browse through the catalogue by subject area or search for a particular title. You can keep up to date with your favourite academic journals by downloading the BrowZine app to your mobile devise and saving your top journals. Each time a new issue of that journal is published, you will be alerted to the new content. More information about BrowZine, and how to access the resources can be found here.

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Example Journals

Adsetts Library [map pdf]
Collegiate Library [map pdf]

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