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Foundations of Law

For students enrolled in Foundations of Australian Law LAW101

Finding Journal Articles on a Topic

Journal articles provide analysis and opinion and can be useful for supporting your research of the primary materials.

Abbreviations

 If the title of the law report or journal is abbreviated, you will need to find the full title before searching the Library Catalogue.

Useful legal abbreviation indexes include:

Australian courts use a system of Medium Neutral Citation to identify judgments. Each court has an 'identifier' or abbreviation that is used in these citations. Use the Legal Abbreviations list above from Monash University to identify abbreviations.  

Tips for using the major databases

When searching in some of the major legal databases the use of connectors can be a very helpful tool in obtaining accurate research results. 

Both Lexis Advance and Westlaw provide information on searching with connectors via the help menu. 

Journals in Browzine

Finding Articles about Cases

Articles about cases, or case notes, are generally shorter than scholarly articles, and can help by providing analysis of the key aspects of a case.  There are many ways to find articles about cases and the resources below are just a starting point. 

Q. Find some analysis for the High Court case Gilbert v R (2000) 201 CLR 414

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