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Preemption Check Checklist

Steps for conducting a preemption check when writing a journal article or substantial research paper.

Step 3: Searching for Non-Law Articles

If your topic is interdisciplinary, you may also need to search for published articles in journals that are focused on other subjects, like business, economics, public health, political science, or history. 

Start by searching Articles Plus, which searches articles from over 40,000 journals in a variety of disciplines:


Next, search in databases that focus on the particular subject you are researching. See this guide for a list of the key journal article databases arranged by subject:


Finally, consult one of these research guides for more information on finding articles and books in the field that you are researching:


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