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Law - key resources

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Further informationBriefcase (Westlaw NZ)
A comprehensive index of more than 160,000 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.
Public accessCardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.
Further informationCCH Intelliconnect
Access New Zealand and Australian resources for: Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law; Business Law; Company and Securities Law; Competition, Consumer and Contract Law; Conveyancing & Property Law; Corporate Governance & Compliance Law; Discrimination; Duties & levies; Employment and HR; GST; Privacy; Sports & Medical Law; Torts & Personal Injury Law; and, Trusts & Estates Law.
Further informationHalsbury's Laws of Australia (LexisNexis)
A comprehensive legal encyclopaedia covering all Australian law. Each topic is written by an expert, then intensively reviewed and checked. Regular updates keep Halsbury's current with changes in the law.
Further informationHalsbury's Laws of England (LexisNexis)
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.
Further informationMobile appHeinOnline
Provides international coverage of law and law-related periodicals, for example: Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Treaties & Agreements, English Reports, U.S. Statutes at Large, and, World Constitutions Illustrated.
Further informationLaws of New Zealand (LexisNexis)
Legal encyclopedia. Also in print in the Law Library.
Further informationLegalTrac (Gale Cengage)
Provides indexing and selective full-text for all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. The database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.
Further informationLEXIS
Thousands of full-text judgments and journal articles on national, foreign, and international law. Includes NZ Resource Management Appeals (1991+).
Further informationLexisNexis NZ
Access to legislation, case law and commentary on a wide range of legal topics.
Further informationLINXPlus (LexisNexis)
A searchable index of New Zealand cases, journal articles, books and conference proceedings. Acts as a catalogue of the Canterbury, Wellington and Auckland District Law Society Libraries. Links to many judgments in full text.
Public accessNew Zealand Legislation
This website provides free public access to up-to-date versions of New Zealand Acts, Bills (proposed Acts), and Legislative Instruments. The website also provides Supplementary Order Papers (SOPs, a type of proposed amendment to a Bill). All in-force legislation is provided, and all current Bills and Supplementary Order Papers, as well as earlier versions.
Public accessNZLII: New Zealand Legal Information Institute
Free access to judgments, legislation, and law reform. Includes many low level and historic judicial decisions.
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 University of Otago Law Library, that represent the teaching and research interests of the Faculty of Law.
Further informationWestlaw
A global legal research library of case law, legislation, law reviews, treaties, directories, and journal articles.
Further informationWestlaw NZ (Thomson Reuters)
Access to legislation, case law and commentary on a wide range of legal topics.
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

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Further informationAcademic OneFile (Gale Cengage)
Provides indexing/abstracting for journals and reference sources with many articles available in full-text. 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 1985.
Public accessAustLII: Australasian Legal Information Institute
Provides free online access to Australasian public legal information -- that is, primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (e.g. law reform and royal commission reports) and a substantial collection of law journals.
Public accessAustralian Federation Fulltext Database
A digitised collection of the key texts that record the making of the Australian Commonwealth. Includes official reports of the debates of the 1890s, the major participants' accounts and memoirs, plus related texts.
Public accessBAILII: British & Irish Legal Information Institute
Provides free access to cases and legislation from England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Included in the database are Privy Council decisions (1996- ) and House of Lords decisions (1996- ). UK legislation (1996- ) is given 'as passed' (not consolidated).
Public accessCanLII: Canadian Legal Information Institute
Provides free access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions. Managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
Further informationCCH Company and Securities Law
Provides access to NZ Company and Securities Law Tracker, NZ company law cases, and NZ company law and practice commentary, legislation and news.
Further informationCCH Conveyancing and Property Law
Provides access to NZ Conveyancing and Property Law Tracker, NZ conveyancing cases, and, NZ conveyancing law and practice bulletins, commentary and legislation.
Further informationCCH Employment and HR
Provides access to NZ Employers Bulletin, NZ Employment and HR Tracker, NZ Employment Law News, and NZ employment law cases, commentary, and legislation.
Further informationCCH GST
Provides access to NZ goods and services cases, NZ GST Tracker, and NZ goods and services tax guide commentary, legislation, news, and rulings.
Further informationCCH Tax
Provides access to New Zealand tax legislation, case law and commentary.
Further informationMobile appCriminal Justice and Public Safety (Alexander Street Press)
A collection of foreign law (mainly U.S.) 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 (Gale Cengage)
Provides access to academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice and related fields. Key subjects covered in the database include law, law enforcement, security, and terrorism.
Further informationCriminal Law Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
Includes the Adams looseleaf publications, relevant Acts and judgments.
Further informationEmployment Library Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
Includes reported and unreported cases as well as looseleaf commentaries on New Zealand employment law.
Further informationEnvironmental Law Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
Includes reported and unreported cases as well as looseleaf commentaries on New Zealand environmental law.
Further informationFamily Law Library NZ (LexisNexis)
Includes reported and unreported cases as well as looseleaf commentaries on New Zealand family law.
Further informationFamily Law Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
Includes reported and unreported cases as well as looseleaf commentaries on New Zealand family law.
Further informationHeinOnline Scottish Legal History
This collection includes the Stair Society Main (Annual) Series (1936-present), Supplementary Series Vols. 1-3 as well as books, abridgments and links to scholarly articles relating to Scottish legal history.
Further informationHeinOnline Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law
This collection contains the Selden Society Annual Series, the Supplementary Series, and the Centenary Guide to the Publications of the Selden Society. It also includes the Publications of the Ames Foundation and a number of legal classics, digests, encyclopedias. Access is provided to early English case law with links to other online publications in early English history.
Public accessILO Databases
Includes access to: NORMLEX - a database of international labour standards as well as national labour and social security laws; and, NATLEX - a database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation.
Further informationInformit AGIS Plus Text
Authoritative and peer reviewed legal research from the Australasia and Asia-Pacific regions as indexed by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.
Public accessLaw Reform Database
A database of publications from law-reform agencies in Canada, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the United States.
Further informationLINX (Westlaw NZ)
New Zealand caselaw and legal writing from the last 30 years. LINX is a 'digest' database which summarises cases and indexes articles, and is created by the New Zealand Law Society library for lawyers.
Public accessMaori Land Court
The Māori Land Court plays an important role in the administration of Māori land in accordance with the provisions of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 (the Act). This website provides general information plus relevant legislation. Māori Land Court judgement are available for 2001 onwards.
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
An online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by a team of scholars and practitioners, this resource is updated throughout the year.
Further informationOxford Scholarship Online
Cross-searchable library containing full-text books in the areas of Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology.
Further informationMobile appPhilip C. Jessup Library (HeinOnline)
This collection includes: ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law (1995-Current); ILSA Journal of International Law (1977-1993); ILSA Quarterly (1992-current); and, Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Compendium (1960-current) and the Subject Indexes and Finding Aids (2010).
Further informationProQuest Criminal Justice
A database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. Subject coverage inlcudes: criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.
Further informationTe Puna
Search the National Bibliographic Database for items held in libraries throughout New Zealand.
Further informationTorts Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
Provides access to: Accident Compensation - A to Z of New Zealand Law, (online edition, Thomson Reuters); The Law of Torts in New Zealand, Todd (ed), (online edition, Thomson Reuters); Tort - A to Z of New Zealand Law, (online edition, Thomson Reuters).
Further informationWakareo-a-ipurangi
A compilation of separate Māori-English and English-Māori dictionary, lexicon, and word-list resources.
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.