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Employment Discrimination: Finding law review articles

This is a guide on topic selection and research for Employment Discrimination papers.



Go to HeinOnline database. Click on "login". If you are on campus, you should automatically be connected. If you are off-campus, you will need to do remote access in order to sign in first.

You can "Search All Collections" or under "Browse Collections by Name", there are a number of journal collections available to you. The most convenient one for your preemption checking purposes will be "Law Journal Library".

Once you click into a collection, use the search box at the top to build your Boolean search.

Lexis Advance


To access the Law Reviews and Journals on Lexis, you will need to click on Browse --> Sources --> By Category --> Secondary Materials --> under "Category" on the left menu, select "More", then "Law Reviews & Journals".

  • Example keyword Boolean search: (pre-employment or screening) AND (tests or applications) AND discrimination AND hir!
  • Use filter settings to restrict the date range to more recent articles, as well as the "Search Within Results" search box on the side to further narrow your focus if the search results are too voluminous.



  • Use your personal username and password to log into Westlaw
  • Use the search terms you generated to build a Boolean search for your topic via the Westlaw Law Reviews & Journals database. To get to this search, you can start from the Westlaw home page --> Secondary Sources --> Law Reviews & Journals --> type Boolean search into search box.
  • Example: (pre-employment or screening) & (tests or application) & hir! & discrimination
  • Remember to set the filters if you are looking in a specific jurisdiction, and think about setting a date range for more current materials first (such as within the past five years).