Cases and caselaw are a fundamental part of legal research. Use the Cases page in the left-hand menu or click on an area of interest from these links:
Legislation is another fundamental part of legal research. Use the Legislation page in the left-hand navigation panel or click on an area of interest from these links:
If you need help analysing your topic or developing a list of keywords for searching, look through the Think, Find, Write, Cite tab.
If you are wondering how to undertake Legal Research, look through the following texts for great explanations and ideas:
Researching & Writing in the Law - Terry Hutchinson, 'Researching & Writing in Law' (Thomson Reuters, 2018)
A Practical Guide to Legal Research - Jay Sanderson, Kim Kelly, 'A Practical Guide to Legal Research' (Thomson Reuters, 4th ed, 2017)
Methodologies of Legal Research: Which Kind of Method for What Kind of Discipline? - Mark van Hoecke (ed) 'Methodologies of Legal Research : Which Kind of Method for What Kind of Discipline?' (European Academy of Legal Theory series, ProQuest eBook Central, 2011)
Primary legal materials are the authoritative records of law. These are:
Secondary sources of law refer, discuss and help locate the law but are not primary sources. They can help in understanding the law in specific areas. If you don't know much about a topic start with general information and work towards more specific sources:
eg. Legal dictionaries > legal encyclopedias > text books > journal articles.
Use commentary to enhance your understanding of a legal issue. The Commentary page in the left-hand navigation panel holds many of the key resources, or click on an area of interest from these links:
Access Legal Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias from the left-hand navigation panel or the links below. These contain a wealth of information and are a great way to get an understanding of the: