Quicklinks for law
Quicklinks - general
Welcome to the Law Subject Guide
This Guide is an introduction to legal research for students and staff of the University of Otago. Everyone else is welcome to use it too, but you need an Otago username and password for some of the online sources here.
The Guide will help you
- find the law - legislation and case law
- cite the law
- find and cite secondary sources which discuss the law, like books and articles
If you are a visual person, try the mindmaps on the Strategies Tab, to help you through the processes and tools required.
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Tips for using the Law Subject Guide
Use the tabs to find legal literature by type or jurisdiction. Most of these pages are about sources - they are annotated lists of indexes and full-text databases, print sources and other useful things. Our aim is to guide you through your options, much as we talk you through them in a class, or if you come to the desk and ask us a question.
Use the Quicklinks as shortcuts to popular databases. The quicklinks are context-sensitive, and vary from page to page.
Use the Strategies tab to find out more about legal literature as a system - helpful if you want to know where to start, or what to do next.
Use the Search... this Guide feature to keyword-search the whole Law subject guide. You'll find it under the tabs, on the right-hand side.
Just ask! The Law Library team can help you use this Guide to find the information you need. We can also help you with anything that the Guide doesn't cover. Contact us, or come and see us in the Law Library, 8th floor Richardson Building. Really, just ask. We're here to help.
Faculty Librarian, Law
8th Floor, Richardson Building
University of Otago