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Preemption Checking for Law Reviews and Journals: Non-Legal Resources

How to check previous scholarship to ensure that your note, comment, or article will add to the legal scholarship on your topic.


Your article may involve scholarship in areas other than law. If so, you will need to check for articles in databases covering those academic disciplines. If you are unsure which database(s) to search, please ask a librarian for help.

Non-law databases

The LSU Library (the main campus library at LSU) will have many databases to search. You can find those databases at

Some databases that might be useful are:

EBSCO Academic Search Complete

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses


Project MUSE (Humanities and Social Sciences)

PsycINFO (psychology and related disciplines)

MEDLine (medical and biomedical)

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