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Justice : Finding Resources
Library Search is a good place to start looking for information (especially books and journal articles) because it covers multiple databases.
However, the databases included in this guide are more appropriate sources if you are looking for specific types of information like cases, legislation and commentaries.
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Judgment and Decisions Enhanced (JADE) is a free current awareness service and professional legal research platform on Australian decisions and legislation
Law dictionaries and encyclopedias
Legal dictionaries provide authoritative and detailed definitions of terms. They also place terms in their legal context.
Legal encyclopaedias provide succinct summaries on the current state of the law.
This database allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.
A pioneering reference work, this comprehensive and scholarly publication examines the High Court of Australia’s public work, the Court’s role in Australian law, politics and society, and the Court’s inner workings. Containing 435 expertly compressed and skilfully cross-referenced entries, the Companion’s broad treatment of topics gives a scope far beyond the professional concerns of legal practice. Database: Oxford Reference
The Supreme Court has been the site of some of the great debates of American history, from child labor and prayer in the schools, to busing and abortion. The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions offers lively and insightful accounts of the most important cases ever argued before the Court. Database: Oxford Reference
As knowledge of Latin continues to diminish, the constant use of this language in cases, textbooks, treaties and scholarly works baffles law students, practitioners, and scholars alike. Most of the Latin terms commonly used by international lawyers are not included in some of the more popular law dictionaries. Database: Oxford Reference