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Join these free webinars from where ever you are
- home, Library, cafe.
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Lexis Advance - Fast facts on Civil Procedure and the Australian Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents

This Lexis Advance webinar will focus on easily locating your most used content within Civil Procedure resources, such as court orders and rules and the use of AEF&P smart forms and bundles.
The session will identify ways for users to create direct pathways to their most visited titles and increase research efficiency.
The session will demonstrate these titles through use of both the red search box and accessing content via the publications or favourites pods.
We will also focus on other key features such as narrowing down results with pre and post search filters and browsing sources.



Lexis Advance - Utilising Enhanced Features of CaseBase

This webinar is aimed for users of CaseBase who want to utilise the enhanced features introduced to CaseBase on Lexis Advance.
This session considers the various methods of performing searches as well as features used to refine search results, while examining the ways in which CaseBase provides useful case law content to the user.
The session also focuses on the introduction of simple ways to drive your research efficiency in conjunction with your current workflow, by using features such as digital annotations, research maps and work folders with a view to collaboration.






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Types of Legal Materials

Primary legal materials are the written records of the law

  • Legislation
  • Cases 

Secondary legal materials are those materials which are ABOUT the law:

  • Extrinsic legal materials which are documents, defined within a jurisdiction's Interpretation Act, that can be used in court to interpret the meaning and intent of legislation.  These usually consist of Parliamentary debates (Hansard) and Law Reform documents.
  • Books, journals and commentaries which discuss the law
  • Reference tools which help find the law (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, guides and directories).

Research Support

Researchers at Murdoch University are supported by the Library and the Division of Research and Development.

Use our Supporting Research at Murdoch Guide to discover the Library's services for Graduate Research students and other researchers.

Please contact Debra Smith to make an appointment for advice on research strategies, resources and tools specific to your area of research - this service is especially for staff, graduate research and honours students.


Need legal advice?

SCALES - Southern Communities Advocacy Legal and Education Service Inc.

See the Self Represented Litigants - Free Resources Research Topic Guide

Murdoch Law Library

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Debra Smith
Geoffrey Bolton Library
Perth Campus
Room 2.032
9360 6283


Please be sure to visit the
Law Library Help Desk or the 
How to source legal materials
 page first.

If your query cannot be answered by the LLHD Staff, please book an appointment.

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Study rooms contain:

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  • chairs
  • white board

Please note:
Levels 1, 2 and 4 are Silent Floors.