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The Australian Guide to Legal Citation
The AGLC is a comprehensive referencing and footnote system for legal citations. It contains rules on the following:-
- The use of citations in the body of the page, using a superscript number
- A list of footnotes at the bottom of each page, for the citations on that page
- Detail on constructing a Bibliography.
If the AGLC does not contain a rule for a particular source you are using the guide suggests "users should attempt to adapt the closest fitting rule". See page xiii in the AGLC for more detail.
Why should I cite legal sources?
Referencing or citing your sources is an important part of your academic writing.
- Citing your sources acknowledges the words/ideas of others if you use them in your work
- Citing your sources provide authority for your arguments/discussion
- Citing your sources avoids plagiarism
- Citing your sources demonstrates your wide reading of literature in various legal areas
- Citing your sources allows others to read your work and verify facts/information easily.
Concise Legal Research
Call Number: KU47 .W37 2009
Concise Legal Research details the technical aspects of a huge number of legal sources and explains how to research law with confidence and in good time. This new edition focuses on the impact of online access and the need for the researcher to move seamlessly between traditional and electronic resources.
International Law Legal Research by
Call Number: KZ1234 .W56 2013
This concise yet comprehensive book is designed to be accessible for the beginner as well as useful for those with more experience. For students, the book can serve as enrichment for a doctrinal course in international law or as the basis for a stand-alone course in international law research. To allow for self-evaluation, the book includes frequent review questions to help assure retention.
Nemes and Coss' effective legal research by
Call Number: KU47 .B68 2012
Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 7th edition is an indispensable guide to mastering the techniques and strategies that are vital for successful legal research and writing. The authors canvass a wide variety of electronic and print-based resources relevant to Australian law and provide worked examples based on contextual problems and pointers to potential dangers. Helpful illustrations, flowcharts and diagrams familiarise readers with the environment in which they will be undertaking research.
(Source: Publisher's website)
A practical guide to legal research by
Call Number: KU47 .S26 2014
A Practical Guide to Legal Research, 3rd Edition, is a concise and accessible guide to legal research. It presents the essential skills of legal research and provides focused examples that allow readers immediate practice.