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Westlaw AU: Oncampus training session

The trainer from Westlaw AU will give a 1 hour session showing how to get the most out of this database covering Australian legal materials. Many of the search strategies you learn can be applied to searching other databases.

Tuesday May 9 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Moot Court Joondalup 31.454        Please Register at this link








New Library System   

Over the summer a new Library System was implemented, if you are a returning student or new student you can view short instructional videos at this link:   Finding Textbooks and Finding Journal articles using ECU Worldsearch

Please note:  If you are searching for cases or articles written by legal practitioners and academics you should consult the legal databases listed on these pages.  These items cannot be located using ECU Worldsearch.

New Databases

Library Tutorial

Library video tutorials.  Covers finding Library resources and basic legal research.

Please also refer to the Tab at top of this page "online tutorials" for links to instructional videos produced by the publishers.

LexisNexis Practical Guidance

Tips and Useful Books

  • Legal materials are categorised into Primary sources and Secondary sources

  • Primary sources include both legislation and case law

  • Secondary sources include discussions about the law or legal commentary such as books, journal articles, legal encyclopaedia, reports, loose-leaf services and online services
  • Extrinsic Materials will also be referred to in the context of legislation and are used to assist in interpreting legislation.  For example; explanatory memoranda, reports of law reform commissions, parliamentary committee reports and second reading speeches.

Library Services

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Thursday afternoon during semester
Commencing 16 March 2017 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Jennifer Moore
Law Librarian

Help books

Legal Advice

Joondalup Community Legal Centre at ECU - contact details:

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre - Joondalup Office
Edith Cowan University, Building 1, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA
Ph: (08) 9301 4413
Fx: (08) 9301 4426


Legal Research Gateways