Before you start searching it is a good idea to have a look in legal dictionaries find:
You may also need to consult a general dictionary to determine the definition of a term.
Along with legal dictionaries, legal encyclopaedias are a good place to start legal research, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the topic. Encyclopaedias are regularly updated and provide a brief statement on the area of law with references to:
Tip: Always check the footnotes in legal encyclopaedias for valuable additional information.
Complete this tutorial for an introduction to the legal research process, including how to analyse a topic and use search operators. Click at the bottom-right corner to expand to full size.
This activity will help you develop a legal research strategy for your own research topics. You can export your search strategy on page 3 of the activity.