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Legal Research Methods

This guide provides access to major Australian legal resources. It also provides tips on searching for different types of legal resources.

What is commentary?

Commentary, also called reporters or loose-leaf services, provide an overview of specific areas of law.

Use commentary to find out the latest information on specific areas of law such as corporations, contract, family law and torts. 

Online commentary

Lexis Advance

Search across all available titles in Lexis Advance or browse these individual titles:

Australian Corporation Practice       Australian Corporation Law Principles & Practice    Australian Family Law     Carter on Contract       

Cross on Evidence       Patents Trademarks & Related Rights       Takeovers & Reconstructions in Australia       Williams' Civil Procedure Vic


CCH Collections

CCH provides access to commentary on a range of law subjects including:

Corporations law   Contract law   Industrial law   Health law   Taxation