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Database User Guides & Training Webinars

The  HELP  or  SEARCH TIPS  buttons in each database give access to guides, tips, videos and webinars.

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Lexis Advance Training Videos 

Westlaw Australia Training Videos 

Database User Guides

AustLII User Guides menu: AustLII Help Topics

Relevant guides:

  • User Guide to AustLII
  • LawCite Help LawCite is a legal case and journal article citatory used to locate judgments and see how these have been subsequently dealt with and commented upon, or to see where journal articles have been cited.
  • Case Law Help The case law databases contain the decisions of judges in matters before a court or tribunal. In each decision the judge will go over the facts of the case, the relevant law in the circumstances, and then discuss how the law applies to the relevant facts. The judge may also refer to relevant legislation (laws or "acts" passed by parliament), regulations or international treaties.

CCH IntelliConnect User Guides menu:

IntelliConnect Training

Relevant guides:

  • CCH IntelliConnect Essentials
  • Boolean search connectors Boolean search connectors such as AND, OR, NOT, w/par , “ “, *, indicate the relationship that two or more terms in the search expression must have in order for a document to be included in your search results.
  • Filtering your search Sort your search results by jurisdiction, topic or document type. Display your search results by list or category, and sort them by date or relevance.

CINCH Australian Criminology Database

Search Informit, then filter the results by Database:

CINCH Database User Guides


HeinOnline User Guides menu:

HeinOnline Training Materials (Guides and Videos)

Relevant guides:

ICLR  User Guides menu:

ICLR Online Knowledge Base

Relevant guide:

Informit including AGIS Plus Text User Guides menu: Informit Help




User Guides menu: JADE FAQs

Relevant guides:

Jade Professional

The Law Library is able to offer current Murdoch Law Students free access to Jade Professional.

Students must use the Murdoch student email address to subscribe to Jade Professional for free - the system identifies the

A confirmation email with temporary password will be sent to the student email address.

Jade Professional gives access to the Visualisations tool, as well as additional citation resources.


Search Tips


vLexJustis Getting Started Guide

vLexJustis gives access to case judgments and legislation from common law jurisdictions around the world. 

Use the search bar at the top to search by title, citation, court, judge or keywords. 

Boolean search operators are supported.