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Research Topic Guides give the most important and relevant resources to use in your legal research. Topics range from ADR to Torts.
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Using WestlawAU, how do you perform a 'Multiple Character Wildcard' search?
(That is, a search for terms with multiple endings, e.g. object, objected, objection, objecting, objectionable, objective.)
A: By using the ‘?’ character: eg object? will retrieve object, objected, objection, objecting, objectionable, objective
B: By using the ‘#’ character: eg object# will retrieve object, objected, objection, objecting, objectionable, objective
C: By using the ‘*’ character: eg object* will retrieve object, objected, objection, objecting, objectionable, objective
D: By using the ‘!’ character: eg object! will retrieve object, objected, objection, objecting, objectionable, objective
E: It is not possible to perform this type of search with Westlaw AU.
Find the answer here.
Legislation and Cases are the documents which contain the written records of the law. These are known as Primary Legal materials.
Extrinsic legal materials are documents, defined within a jurisdiction's Interpretation Act, which can be used in court to interpret the meaning and intent of legislation. These usually consist of Parliamentary debates (Hansard) and Law Reform documents.
Secondary legal materials are those materials which are ABOUT the law. Secondary materials include:
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