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Guide to Online Legal Research

Key databases

The Library has a range of specialised databases which you can access to find cases, legislation, journal articles and legal commentary. The following Australian databases will be useful for finding information on your legal topics. See also International legal materials.

Free databases
Subscription databases

Dictionaries and encyclopaedias

Dictionaries, encyclopaedias and handbooks provide a basic introduction to a particular topic and are a good starting point for legal research.

Legal abbreviations

Australian legal websites

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