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Weekly list of recently published legal articles, organized by topic
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What is CILP?

  The University of Washington Law Library produces the Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP), a current awareness service covering over 650 legal publications.  Here is a list of all law reviews and journals currently indexed in CILP.  Benefits to using CILP:

  • Users receive timely topical access to legal publications. 
  • Items published are organized within 104 relevant subject headings.
  • Complete tables of contents of all journals indexed are included. 
  • Citations are in Bluebook form.
  • CILP is available 4-6 weeks before commercial legal periodical indexes such as the Index to Legal Periodicals, the Current Law Index, and the Legal Resource Index.

What is SmartCILP?

SmartCILP is an automated, customized version of CILP emailed out to subscribers.  This weekly email, clearly marked as "SmartCILP", focuses only on the criteria selected by the subscriber.  SmartCILP profiles can be changed each week, allowing subscribers to tailor the delivery of CILP to their changing research needs.  

Profiles are based on three criteria:

    1. Topic Headings
    2. Subject Headings
    3. Journal Titles 

If you would like to sign up for SmartCILP, request an authorization code by emailing us at and register for the service by completing a SmartCILP profile form

Other ways to find CILP

If you simply want to view CILP, it is available on Thomson Reuters Westlaw and on HeinOnline.

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