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Legal Research

Journal articles

Journals are published more quickly than books and provide a current in-depth and theoretical analysis of your topic. They can provide an overview on the law or focus on specific or specialised aspects of the law.

Journal articles also provide case or legislative summaries, expert scholarly opinions, discussions on proposed law reforms, and can lead to related cases and articles.

Tip: don't forget to check the currency, accuracy, and reliability of information provided in journal articles (unless doing historical research). Recent amendments to the law or new judgments may have occurred since the article was published.

Australian journal databases

Use the following resources to find Australian law journals:

International journal databases

Use the following resources to find International and Australian law journals:

Research guides and databases to help you find International material