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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.
Further informationCCH Intelliconnect
Access to resources in: Company, corporate & securities law; Conveyancing & property law; Employment and HR; GST; and, Tax.
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.
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 (LexisNexis NZ)
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 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 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 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 (Thomson Reuters)
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 (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.
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
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
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
Provides 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 (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 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 informationHeinOnline Scottish Legal History
This collection includes the Stair Society Main (Annual) Series consisting of 53 volumes (1936-present), vols. 1-3 of the Stair Society Supplementary Series, as well as books, abridgments and links to scholarly articles from HeinOnline's Law Journal Library that discuss Scots law.
Further informationHeinOnline Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law
This library includes the Selden Society Annual Series, Selden Society Supplementary Series and the Centenary Guide to the Publications of the Selden Society published in 1987. It also includes more than 220 English Legal History Classics including abridgements, digests and dictionaries. Moreover, you will be able to access early English case law and link to other online publications in early English history.
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.
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
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 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 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 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. Subject coverage inlcudes: 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
A multidisciplinary database designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas. The database includes thousands of full-text titles, with a diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and general interest magazines.
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
A collection of full text journals 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
A collection of full-text 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.