If you are not sure where to start your research or don't know much about a topic, a legal encyclopaedia can provide a good starting point.
The online encyclopaedias below cover all areas of Australian law and are continuously updated. They provide a good introduction to legal principles and provide valuable references to relevant cases and legislation. Use at least two, as coverage may differ and sections may be updated at different times.
Tip: Check the currency statement at the top of each paragraph - it may be necessary to find more up to date material if a section is not current.
Legal dictionaries can help you start your research by providing you with a concise definition of the law. They will also help improve your legal vocabulary. Dictionaries vary in their content - they may:
Australian Legal Dictionaries
See the links below for access to a number of different Australian-focus legal dictionaries.