Use MultiSearch to find electronic and hard-copy books for your research.
Tip! Try the Browse Search option.
Select 'Browse by subject' and type 'islamic law' in the search box. Choose a subject from the list to view the books available on that subject.
To find journal articles, search for the article title through MultiSearch. If that doesn't work, try looking for the journal title in MultiSearch using advanced search.
Note that "Hands off my charges!" is the article title and NZLJ is the journal title.
To search using a journal title you will need to find out its full title. Use the Abbreviation tools list.
Select Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations > Search by Abbreviation > type nzlj > take note of the full title New Zealand Law Journal.
If you would like to improve your legal researching skills, use the linked documents below to work through a legal research problem that requires you to use several of the databases common to Law.
You can test your knowledge by trying the Worksheet, or use the Worksheet with Answers to be guided through the research process.
In Australia, there are two parts to the legal system:
These videos from the State Library of NSW explain the process of making laws.
If you need help analysing your topic or developing a list of keywords for searching, look through the Think, Find, Write, Cite tab.
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.