What the !#%$ is Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)?
Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) is a current awareness tool that indexes the most recent issues of law journals by subject heading. CILP has been issued by the University of Washington School of Law’s Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library for nearly 90 years and is accessible via HeinOnline.
Why should you care? If you are pre-emption checking for your long paper or just trying to stay current in your field of interest, CILP provides timely topical access to more than 650 legal publications organized within 104 relevant subject headings. It can also be a good place to gather ideas about what to write and see what legal topics are trending.
If you have any questions about CILP or writing your long paper, please reach out to your friendly reference librarians! We love questions!
How do I access CILP?
- Go to the Library website
- Click on Databases A-Z under the Legal Research Resources section
- Select “C” at the top of the page, and then select Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) (HeinOnline)