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Legal Encyclopaedias provide definitions, explanations, background information, related legislation and cases in an area of law. Australian legal encyclopaedias can be accessed from the Law Subject Guide:
- On the Library homepage, go to Subject GUides
- Select Law, then go to the Online Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias tab.
Australian Law Dictionary (from Oxford Reference)
- In the Australian Law Dictionary, enter a search term in to the search box in the left hand menu (under the UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA heading) and click the magnifying glass icon to search - e.g. misstatement.
- Results are listed in the middle of the screen. Click on the relevant term to see the full definition.
- Definitions may include related legislation and key cases.
Laws of Australia (Westlaw AU)
- In Westlaw AU, select Encyclopaedia from the left hand menu.
- Use the search boxes to search for terms within the Laws of Australia Encyclopaedia - e.g. negligent misstatement.
- Alternatively, browse Laws of Australia Encyclopaedia by clicking on The Laws of Australia in the left hand menu - E.g. Go to 33.Torts > 33.2 Negligence > Misstatements > Reliance.
Halsbury's Laws of Australia (LexisNexis AU)
- In LexisNexis AU, under the My Favourites section, select either Search or Browse next to Halsbury's Laws of Australia.
- SEARCH - enter search terms in to the Search Terms search box - e.g. negligent misstatement. You can refine your search by entering legislation titles or case titles in the relevant References to... search boxes.
- BROWSE - topics are listed alphabetically. Click on the + button to explore subtopics - e.g. 300. Negligence > (1) INTRODUCTION - NEGLIGENCE > [300-1]. General.
Further instructions on searcing and browsing Halsbury's Laws of Australia are available in the video below.