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Contact your Librarian for assistance with legal research and referencing:

LIBRARIAN DROP-IN at JOONDALUP CAMPUS (JO 2.132) - Wednesdays 12.30 - 1:30pm during semester.

Australian Key Legal Databases

Useful books

Research Tips

  • 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, digests, journal articles, legal encyclopaedia, law reports, loose-leaf publications 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.

Other University Law Libguides

Legal Advice

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre - Joondalup Office
Edith Cowan University
Building 1, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027
Phone: (08) 9301 4413
Fax: (08) 9301 4426


Legal Research Gateways

Law Collection: Joondalup Campus

Law Library - Joondalup Campus
Building 31, level 4


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Kate Hewit
08 6304 5525

Library News

New to ECU in 2019?  

These webinars will help you get started on how to search for information.

    Lexis Advance  now includes

LexisNexis AU has moved to a new platform and will now be known as Lexis Advance.  All titles previously held on LexisNexis AU are available from this new platform, including the Lexis Practical Guidance modules.

Need help searching Lexis Advance?  Log into the database, using your ECU details, and view the tutorials provided.

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