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Guide to Online Legal Research

How to find law reform publications

  1. Go to the website of individual law reform commissions/institutes (links listed below).
  2. Locate the search box on the home page.
  3. Enter keywords/phrases for your topic.
  4. Navigate to the relevant publication.

Finding law reform publications using AustLII

  1. Go to AustLII.
  2. Click on the link to Libraries in the red toolbar at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on Australasian Law Reform Library.
  4. To select one or more Law Reform Resources to search, click on the Select/Clear All button at the top of the list, and then scroll through and select the relevant option/s.
  5. Enter keywords/phrases in the Search box at the top of the screen (you can use boolean operators).
  6. Click on the Search button.

OR

  1. Go to AustLII.
  2. Click on the link to Advanced Search (under the drop down arrow next to the search box).
  3. Select a search method by clicking on the relevant tab, i.e. Boolean Query.
  4. In the Enter your search box, enter relevant keyword/s or phrase.
  5. Enter a date range if required.
  6. In the Select the database(s) to search..., click on Show all (to show all databases in the list).
  7. All databases are selected by default, so first deselect all databases by clicking on the arrow at the top of the list.
  8. Scroll through the list and select Australasian Law Reform Library (located near the end of the list).
  9. Click on Advanced Search.