Emalus Campus Library Resources for Law Students

Search the Library - BOOKS
Online Documents Collection
Search the Library - ONLINE

Browse the law collection by subject

Permanent Reserve Collection
Reserve Collection - Semester 1 2008

Search Laucala Campus Library

Browse latest journals received

Request an article (*off-campus students only)

Online  Databases

[*click here for remote access to online databases]

Halsburys Laws of England encyclopedia and Halsburys Laws of Australia encyclopedia  -
The Laws of New Zealand encyclopedia

Lexis   i
Lexis Cases - UK, NZ, AUST.,,  all Commonwealth, US
Lexis Legal Resource Index
Lexis Full Text Law Reviews (US/Canada)
Lexis Full Text Law Reviews (UK)
Lexis Full Text Law Reviews (Australia)


Casebase case citator and articles index (i)

Wilson's Index to Legal Periodicals 
Hein Online Periodicals Collection

Legal abbreviations (Monash)
Index to Legal Abbreviations (Cardiff)

Oxford Reference Library (Emalus)

Law Dictionary Online (Emalus)
English Dictionary Online (Emalus)

Encyclopedia Britannica Online (Emalus)
ISI Web of Knowledge  ( Social Science Index)
Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Sciences, social sciences, environment, international law, linguistics

The World Guide
Pacific Regional Information System
Academic Research Library

more Online Databases & Indexes


Internet Resources

Google Search Engine
Google Scholar Search
Lawcrawler Search Engine
Yahoo! Search
Recommended Internet Links


News Services

Pacific Islands Report (News)
Today's Pacific News (from RNZI)
PINA (Pacific) News
Pacific Beat (Radio Aust.)
BBC World News
 Google World News



Library Home (& News)


Pacific Law Online (selected resources)


Emalus Library Pacific Law Collection

Pacific Law Journal Index   i

Pacific Law Blog

Pacific Law Pathfinder

Introduction to Researching South Pacific Law

Movement towards independence: a digital archive of legislation, orders, treaties and related documents

Pacific Journals Index

Pacific Law Links

Journal of South Pacific Law

Quicksearch Pacific Law Books

Quicksearch Pacific Law Full Text Collection

School of Law student guides and resources
Australian Guide to Legal Citation
USP Legal Referencing Guidebook


School of Law Student Resources

Law Exam Papers Online


*Selected hard copy law resources available for Fiji based students.
(Laucala Campus & Fiji High Court Libraries.)

"ASK THE LIBRARIAN" - Online research help for students not based at Emalus Campus.


  Periodicals Collections

Law Reports and Legislation Locator

Law Periodical Locator


 Library & Legal Research Information Skills Sessions:
1.  Resources available @ the Emalus Campus Library

2. Accessing the Emalus Library Website & Using the Online Catalogue

Practice Exercise
3. Untangle the web : finding information on the internet
Critically Evaluating Information Sources
5. Literature search, citing sources & bibliography

6. Searching Proquest

Legal research sessions:
1. Primary Legal Research : Constitutions, Legislation, Treaties:
Power point presentation

Finding Legislation on PacLII
2. Introduction to Case Law Research:
Power point presentation
Handout: Legal Research Methods & Tips

3. Finding Articles:
Power point presentation

4. Guide to using Lexis:
Powerpoint presentation

5. Guide to using Westlaw:
Powerpoint presentation
Comparative table: searching Lexis & Westlaw


  Other 'How to' Guides:
Advanced Guide to Searching the Internet:
Powerpoint presentation

Research in the Real World:
Powerpoint presentation

Guide to Resources for law students: Texts, legislation, legal reference tools
Guide to Resources for law students: Journal articles

For Specific Classes:

LW303 Materials:
NZ Law Commission Report 38 - Succession law: homicidal heirs
Article: Mackie. The Troja case
NSWLaw Reform Commission Report 116 Uniform succession laws: intestacy. Chapter 14 (Indigenous people)
ALRC Report 31 The recognition of Aboriginal customary laws. Chapter 15. The protection and distribution of property

Final Report on the Review of Fiji's Wills and Succession Laws

LW311 Materials
ALRC Report 89: Managing justice: a review of the federal civil justice system

Judicial and case management - Adversarial Background Paper No. 3