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Australian law journals, cases, encyclopaedia and LawCite


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Law journals

Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE) 

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In addition to full-text books and bibliographies, the collection contains US federal and state documents.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations Solve abbreviations for legal publications - Case Reporting Series and Journals

CCH IntelliConnect

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Australian employment, sports, tax law

Criminal Justice Database

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Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.

De Gruyter 

Journals and books (some in German) on civil, corporate, and criminal law


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Newspaper articles, press releases (comprehensive Australian coverage)

Federal Register of Legislation

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Australian Commonwealth Acts, Bills, EMs, Government Gazette, Constitution

Find Case Law

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UK court and tribunal decisions from the superior courts of record – The Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, and Upper Tribunals

Foreign & International Law Resources Database 

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Publications of the American Society of International Law, prominent Yearbooks from around the world, the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice series, and more. Great historical depth.

Gale OneFile : LegalTrac 

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Index of principal legal journals from the USA, Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand


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International criminology and law journals; English Reports 1220-1867


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UK cases, current legislation


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Maritime, commercial law - Lloyd's Reports

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Informit including AGIS (for Law Journals)

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Australian, New Zealand and Pacific law journal articles


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Australian Cases

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Kluwer Law Online 

EU, international articles


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AustLII case citator locates judgments subsequently dealt with and commented upon


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Legal journal and newspaper articles


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Australian migration and citizenship legislation and policy


Easy access to Australian Commonwealth & State legislation and subordinate legislation (eg regulations)

Lexis Advance

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Australian law journals, cases, encyclopaedia
Good source for unreported judgments

LexisNexis - Practical Guidance

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Guidance, practice tips, legislation, cases, checklists, tools, forms and precedents on Australian  topics: business | consumer | employment | immigration | intellectual property | social justice | succession | work, health & safety

Max Planck Encyclopedias of International Law 

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law

Murdoch Library Search

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New Zealand Decisions Online 

New Zealand's Senior Courts' (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court) judicial decisions.

Oxford Legal Research Library 

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Financial and Banking Law, International Commercial Arbitration & Law, Private International Law

Oxford Reports on International Law 

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Decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals

Parliament of Australia

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Australian Commonwealth Acts, Bills, EMs, Second Reading Speeches, Hansard, Press Releases

Parliament of Western Australia

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Western Australian Acts, Bills, EMs, Second Reading Speeches, Hansard


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Multidisciplinary collection of journals, magazines, newspapers and theses

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Classic 

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US, international cases, articles, treatises


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UK cases, legislation, Singapore cases, Canadian cases, journals, cases & legislation from commonwealth countries
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Western Australian Legislation

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Western Australian Acts, Bills, EMs

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Westlaw Australia

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Australian law journals, cases, encyclopaedia
Good source for authorised court reporting series

Westlaw International 

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US, international cases, articles, treatises

Westlaw UK 

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UK, EU cases, legislation articles, commentary, ebooks


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World Legal Information Institute - International law

Sage Research Methods

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SAGE Research Methods (SRM) allows researchers to explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.
Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.
All Databases  Databases can be browsed by Subject or Title.  Example: Education & Higher Education databases

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