Current Index to Legal Periodicals

Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)

Updated May 7, 2014.

Providing legal researchers with the fastest, most cost-effective current awareness tool is the goal of the law librarians and staff of the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library. They have been preparing this not-for-profit publication weekly since 1948.

Today more than 2,500 law professors, lawyers, and law librarians review CILP each week. Here are some of the benefits these subscribers experience:

  • Users receive timely topical access to over 570 legal publications. 
  • Items published are organized within 100 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.
  • Copies of all journal articles are a phone call or a few clicks away through Gallagher Law Library's Copy & Send service.

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