Thursday, August 16, 2012

OUP Journals Dump Westlaw

Danny Sokol reports on this news.  This will have some (limited) implications for citation counts generated using Westlaw.  On the other hand, Oxford University Press journals will still be available on Lexis - and notwithstanding concerns from  Paul Horwitz over at Prawfs, it's really pretty simple to search there too.  Compared to the effort required in many other disciplines - to say nothing of research in the stone age of the 1980's and earlier - this is a minor annoyance.  Apparently, Westlaw doesn't think OUP journals are worth the money. If this gives Lexis a crucial edge...I say, kudos to Lexis.

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