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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

  • Marci Hoffman

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Marci Hoffman, General Editor of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, reports on how this major multilingual legal index handles its content, and how it is developing in the electronic era.*

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2 See AALL's website, http://aallnet.org/tm/about.

3 For more information on the history of IFLP, see Reynolds, Thomas H., Indexing of Legal Journal Literature and the History and Development of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, 15 Law Libr. 38 (1984) and Dingle, Lesley, A Survey of Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Users and Its Implications for Future Developments of the Index, 104 Law Libr. J. 427 (2012), available at http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/vol-104/no-3/2012-30.pdf.

4 For more information about IFLP on HeinOnline, see http://heinonline.org/HeinDocs/IFLP.pdf.

5 Also known as Legal Resources Index, see http://www.gale.com/pdf/facts/legal.pdf.

8 See the list of indexers at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/iflp/indexing.html. Not only are the indexers fluent in the language of the journals they index, many of them are trained lawyers and law librarians.

10 See Dingle, Lesley, A Survey of Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Users and Its Implications for Future Developments of the Index, 104 Law Library J. 427, 436 (2012), available at http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/llj/vol-104/no-3/2012-30.pdf.

* The Editor of LIM is grateful to Maureen MacGlashan, the Editor of The Indexer, for giving permission for this article to be reprinted in this issue of LIM. The article was originally published in (2016) The Indexer 34(2), 42–47.

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  • Marci Hoffman

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