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Law: Online Tutorials

Online Tutorials and Publishers' Help Guides

There are three legal publishers in Australia who provide the online databases that you will use most often: Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and CCH.

They all provide very good training documentation on their websites, which can be printed out and kept for reference - or you can watch the online tutorials to learn about searching and navigating the databases.

Law Database Tutorials

  • Lexis Advance - includes the CaseBase citator, cases, legislation reports (LawNow legislation), journals, and legal commentary. The Lexis Advance platform also includes international legal materials.
  • CaseBase signals and annotations (explanation of acronyms and signals used) - see also: 'Help' link, top right on Lexis Advance homepage.
  • Knowledge Network - short video tutorials


Open Law - latest decisions of selected Australian and International Courts and Tribunals and Australian legislation.
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Upcoming Webinars (free - register to attend)

  • ECU Library Workshop - AGLC4 Legal Citation for Law (2023)
    In this workshop you will learn how to reference using AGLC4, the legal citation style in common use in Australia. You will also learn how to locate AGLC referencing materials and assistance. 







1 March


5.30 – 6.30pm

Register (coming soon)


30 March


12.30 – 1.30pm

Register (coming soon)

  • If you are unable to attend these workshops and require assistance with AGLC4, please email




Mon, 8 August

10.00 - 11.00am

Module 1 - Foundations of Research

Mon, 15 August

10.00 - 11.00am

Module 2 - Developing Research Efficiency

Tues, 16 August

11.00am - 12.00pm

Module 1 - Foundations of Research

Tues, 23 August

1.00 - 2.00pm

Module 2 - Developing Research Efficiency

Weds, 24 August

1.00 – 2.00pm

Module 3 - Strategic Research Skills

Mon, 29 August

12.00 - 1.00pm

Module 3 - Strategic Research Skills


  • Westlaw - videos / webinars
    Watch short video clips or register to attend free online webinars and improve your legal research skills (ongoing).
  • CCH IntelliConnect - Platform Introduction Webinars

Register for a free training session to get started with CCH IntelliConnect.  These introductory sessions will introduce the wide range of practical tools and functionality available. Choose a date from the options below:

  • Details coming soon....