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Legal Research Guide: Get started

Use this guide to access commonly used legal research resources. For a complete list, see Databases for Law

Law Library Closure and refurbishment

The Walter Harrison Law Library is closed for refurbishment and is expected to reopen in time for Semester 1, 2017. Please see the law library page for more details about the movement of the collection and to find alternative study spaces at St Lucia.


Welcome to the Legal Research guide! Use the tabs above to access primary sources such as legislation and case law, and secondary sources such as books, journal articles, dictionaries, encyclopaedias and more. 

Law online tutorial

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The Law online tutorial consists of 5 modules that guide you through everything you should know about legal research with the University of Queensland Library. The modules cover getting started at the library, secondary resources, case law, legislation, and plagiarism and referencing.


Australian legal encyclopaedias

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