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Legal Research Guide: Get started

Use this guide to access databases and websites important for legal research and guidance on locating law reports and unreported judgments, Acts of Parliament and delegated legislation, and secondary legal sources.

For a complete list of available resources, see Databases for law.


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. 

Legal Research Essentials

Legal Research Essentials consists of 4 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.