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Law - key resources

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Further informationBriefcase (Westlaw NZ)
A comprehensive index of more than 140,000 cases, sourced from a variety of New Zealand Courts and Tribunals (see Cases Sources), together with selected leading foreign cases. Includes CiteCase to verify case validity and Findcase for full text.
Further informationBrookers Online Databases
Brookers has migrated to a new platform called WestlawNZ. See WestlawNZ for up-to-date legal research.
Public accessCardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications.
Further informationCCH Intelliconnect
Access to resources in: Company, corporate & securities law; Conveyancing & property law; Employment and HR; GST; and, Tax.
Further informationMobile appHeinOnline
Provides international coverage of law and law-related periodicals. e.g: Law Journal Library; Legal Classics; Treaties & Agreements; English Reports; U.S. Statutes at Large; and, World Constitutions Illustrated.
Further informationLaws of New Zealand
Legal encyclopedia. Also in print in the Law Library.
Further informationLegalTrac
Indexes major law journals (1400+ titles - some fulltext) from USA, Australia, NZ, Canada and UK, by subject, author, title, statute and case name.
Further informationLEXIS
Thousands of fulltext files on national, foreign, and international law. Includes New Zealand Administrative Reports (1995+), District Court Reports (1996+), NZ Resource Management Appeals (1991+).
Further informationLexisNexis NZ
A law resource that includes a broad range of New Zealand subject areas including Family, Land Laws, Laws of New Zealand, Sentencing and Transport, and NZ Acts and Regulations. Note: Access New Zealand Law Journal via this link
Further informationLINXPlus (LexisNexis NZ)
Searchable index of NZ cases, journal articles, books and conference proceedings, 1986 to date. Acts as a catalogue of the Canterbury, Wellington and Auckland District Law Society Libraries. Links to many judgments in full text.
Public accessNZLII: New Zealand Legal Information Institute
Free access to legal information and databases on many aspects of New Zealand law.
Further informationStatutes of New Zealand (Westlaw NZ)
Statutes of New Zealand (in force) plus Imperial, Provincial, and Repealed Acts.
Public accessUnreported Judgments Index
Identifies unreported NZ court judgments held in the Law Library at KG/346.(Recent judgments are in set 17 on Close Reserve.)
Further informationWestlaw
Thousands of full text judgements and journal articles on national, foreign, and international law.
Further informationWestlaw NZ
Westlaw NZ gives you access to legislation, case law, commentary, journals, news and precedents.
Public accessWorldLII: World Legal Information Institute
Directory of free legal Web sites, with a search engine for searching their contents. Useful for tracing sites for specific countries.

 

Law - additional resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationAcademic OneFile
Provides indexing/abstracting for over 12,500 journals and reference sources; over 5,000 in full-text and more than 7,300 peer-reviewed. Coverage includes the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.
Further informationAGIS Plus Text
Covers all aspects of law and is produced by the AGIS Section of the Lionel Murphy Library, Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department in Canberra, Australia.
Public accessAustLII: Australasian Legal Information Institute
Free searchable fulltext of most Australian Commonwealth and State acts, many regulations, and much case law.
Public accessAustralian Federation Fulltext Database
The key primary source texts of Australian Federation, including official reports of the debates of the 1890s, the major participants' accounts and memoirs, plus related texts.
Public accessBAILII: British & Irish Legal Information Institute
Uses the AUSTLII search engine with free fulltext databases of cases and legislation from the UK, England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, from various dates including Privy Council decisions (1996-) and House of Lords decisions (1996-). UK legislation (from 1996) is given ‘as passed’ (not consolidated).
Further informationBanking Information Source (ProQuest)
Search essential banking industry publications for information about the financial services industry, banking and industry trends.
Public accessBroadcasting Standards Authority Decisions
Codes of Broadcasting Practice and a searchable free database of decisions on formal complaints from 1994.
Public accessCabinet Manual
Searchable version of this authoritative free source on constitutional and procedural matters. Supplemented by the Cabinet 'Step-by-Step Guide’.
Public accessCanLII: Canadian Legal Information Institute
Searchable free fulltext databases of federal and provincial Canadian legislation and case law.
Further informationCCH Company, Corporate & Securities Law
Includes: NZ company law and practice commentary; NZ company law and practice legislation; NZ company law and practice news; NZ company law cases.
Further informationCCH Conveyancing and Property Law
Includes: NZ conveyancing and property law news; NZ conveyancing cases; NZ conveyancing law and practice commentary; NZ conveyancing law and practice legislation.
Further informationCCH Employment and HR
Includes: NZ employment law cases; NZ employment law commentary; NZ employment law legislation; NZ employment legislation news.
Further informationCCH GST
Includes: NZ Goods and Services Tax guide commentary.
Further informationCCH Tax
Includes access to New Zealand tax legislation, case law and commentary.
Further informationMobile appCriminal Justice and Public Safety (Alexander Street Press)
A collection of documentaries, training videos, and interviews illustrating the strategies, techniques, and experiences of professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety.
Further informationCriminal Justice Collection
Indexing and abstracting, as well as some full-text, for more than 700 titles.
Further informationCriminal Law Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
Includes the Adams looseleaf publications, relevant Acts and judgements.
Further informationCurrent Contents Connect (Web of Science)
Multidisciplinary, current awareness database of articles as they are published. Provides access to the table of contents and bibliographic data from 8000+ leading scholarly research journals and book.
Further informationElgarOnline (Edward Elgar Publishing)
Books, research handbooks, encyclopaedias and reference works in 4 subject collections: Law, Business, Economics, Social and Political Science.
Further informationEmployment Library Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
Includes reported and unreported cases as well as commentaries on New Zealand Employment law.
Further informationEnvironmental Law Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
A comprehensive database of more than 11,000 reported and unreported case records, sourced from a variety of New Zealand Courts and Tribunals, plus Salmon and the Resource Management Act.
Public accessEuropean Court of Human Rights
A free database of fulltext decisions of the European Court of Human Rights and the former European Commission of Human Rights), 1960 on. Use of the Help screens is advisable for successful searching.
Further informationFamily Law Library NZ (LexisNexis)
Contains "Family Law Service", "Family Law Journal" , "NZ Family Law Reports" and "Fisher on Matrimonial and Relationship Property".
Further informationFamily Law Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
Includes looseleafs, e.g. Child Law, Incapacity, etc., plus cases and reports and relevant statutes.
Public accessMobile appGreenFILE (EBSCOhost)
A database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
Further informationHalsbury's Laws of England
Provides a comprehensive narrative statement of the law of England and Wales. Written by or in conjunction with leading lawyers, both practitioners and academics, Halsbury's Laws of England covers every proposition of English law (whether statutory or common law), and is divided into alphabetically arranged titles.
Public accessIDHL: International Digest of Health Legislation
Free database of summaries of, or references to, selected national and international health legislation, including web links to available full text.
Public accessILO Databases
Includes ILOLEX, a free database on international labour standards, containing ILO Conventions and Recommendations, and NATLEX, giving bibliographic references to national labour laws, with summaries and some fulltext.
Public accessLaw Reform Databases
Searchable free database of information on over 7,000 Commonwealth and USA Law Reform Commission publications.
Public accessLegislation NZ
The authoritative source of Acts, Bills, and Legislative Instruments.
Public accessMaori Land Court
Includes free database of selected decisions from 1958 on. See also the Māori Land Court Judgments database and the MLC Minute Book Index, 1865-1910, database at the Law or Hocken Libraries. Hocken has copies of the Minute Books.
Further informationMaori Land Court Minute Books
Index to the Māori Land Court Minute books. Full text records available on microfilm at the Hocken Library.
Further informationMax Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online
A fully updated online edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law.
Further informationOxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
Provides both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems from ancient to modern times.
Further informationOxford Scholarship Online
Cross-searchable library containing full text of over 1,900 Oxford books in the areas of Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level.
Further informationMobile appPhilip C. Jessup Library (HeinOnline)
This library provides access the International Law Student Association's Journal of International and Comparative Law and Journal of International Law, and to the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium.
Further informationProQuest Central
A leading electronic database providing indexing/abstracting and full-text access to scholarly and general interest publications. It combines information from a number of leading online databases with subjects covering: business, law, education, computing, science, technology, engineering, arts, medicine, and religion.
Further informationProQuest Criminal Justice
A database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. The database provides research support for those interested in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.
Further informationProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
A collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, from 1743 to the present day. Where available, the database includes a 24-page preview. Dissertations published since July 1980 include a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts.
Further informationProQuest Research Library
Provides access to full-text periodicals from a broad general reference database. Search from a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
Public accessPsycINFO Topic Guides
Topic Guides are brief handouts designed to demonstrate how PsycINFO can be used to search for resources in a variety of topic areas. They contain three sample search scenarios, and a list of selected Index Terms.
Further informationMobile appSpringerLink
Full-text, peer reviewed journals, books, and reference works. Subjects include: architecture, design, behavioral science, biomedical and life sciences, business, economics, chemistry, materials science, computer science, earth and environmental science, humanities, social sciences, law, mathematics, statistics, medicine, physics, and, professional and applied computing.
Further informationSuccession Law & Practice NSW
This service provides a complete practice tool for the general practitioner in this area. It contains essential information: annotated legislation, prescribed forms, commentary on wills law and practice, contested grants, uncontested grants, estate administration and family provision, costs and fees. Precedent clauses for wills with commentary and examples of completed wills are also included.
Further informationMobile appTaylor & Francis Online
Collection of full text journals (1400+) in humanities, social sciences, science and technology from Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Psychology Press, including access to back issues from 1997 where available.
Further informationTe Puna
Search the National Bibliographic Database for items held in libraries throughout New Zealand.
Further informationTorts Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
Includes the Law of Torts in New Zealand, Todd (ed.)
Further informationWakareo-a-ipurangi
Comprehensive and up-to-the-minute online Māori - English - Māori dictionary resource.
Further informationWiley-Blackwell journals
Full text of 1500 leading scientific, technical, medical, social science and business journals published by Wiley.
Further informationWomen and the Law (Peggy) (HeinOnline)
A collection that brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to women’s roles in society and the law from the last 200 years.
Further informationMobile appWorld Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)
Contains the current constitution for every country, constitutional histories, texts on constitutional law, links to scholarly articles about constitutional development, and a bibliography of selected constitutional books. Browsable by country or resource.