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AGIS plus text (connect | more information)

AGIS Plus Text is an indexing and full text database that provides access to journal articles on all aspects of law. Source documents include Australian, New Zealand and Pacific law journals, and selected articles from major law journals from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Subject coverage includes all aspects of law including administrative law, banking, companies and securities, constitutional law, copyright law, criminal law, environmental law, family law, human rights, international law, legal aid, and trade practices. Over 140 peer reviewed journals are indexed.

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  • CaseBase (connect | more information)

    CaseBase is a citator and annotator of cases from over 60 Australian and overseas report series and the unreported decisions of the High Court, the Federal Court and the Supreme Courts of all Australian states and territories and other selected jurisdictions. It provides a guide as to whether a case has been followed, distinguished or overruled by later judgments with coloured signals to flag positive, negative, or cautionary treatment. Journal articles that comment on the case are included.

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  • FirstPoint (connect | more information)

    FirstPoint is an online case law research tool that provides citation information, reliable summaries of important cases and makes it easy to find similar and related cases. It is the only Australian case law research tool with easy subject based browsing. FirstPoint makes case law research quick, easy and accurate, and provides a single entry hub for a range of case law content including Australia's largest collection of authorised and specialist law reports. Information is sourced from the Australian Case Citator, Australian Digest and Australian Legal Monthly Digest. See also CaseBase.

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  • LAWLEX (connect | more information)

    Provides access to full-text Australian legislation, with associated Bill tracking, amendment & commencement information and links to related material, such as Second Reading speeches. Title, keyword or subject searches are available. A good first stop for finding Australian legislation.

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    LegalTrac (connect | more information)

    A major bibliographic database that indexes and selectively abstracts articles from law reviews and, speciality law and bar association journals and legal newspapers on cases studies, government regulations, practice of law, statutes, and legal subjects such as taxation and international law. It also covers law related articles for approximately 1000 additional business and general interest titles. Some full text articles are included. Geographical coverage includes the U.S. Canada, U.K. and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

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    AFPD : Australian Federal Police digest (connect | more information)

    Bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished materials on policing, criminology and related fields. Source documents include selected Australian and overseas journals, conference papers, and book chapters.

    American Indian law collection (connect | more information)

    With more than 700 unique titles and 350,000 pages dedicated to American Indian Law, this collection includes an expansive archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. This library also features rare compilations edited by Felix S. Cohen that have never before been accessible online.

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  • APA-FT - Australian Public Affairs - full text (connect | more information)

    Indexing and full text database that provides access to published material on Australian social sciences and humanities. Source documents include periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers, and books. Subject coverage includes business, health, current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences.

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  • APECLIT : APEC literature database (connect | more information)

    Focus includes economic cooperation, international trade and trade law, labour and development issues, environment and tourism. Indexes journals (including Australian titles), books, academic papers, reports and conference proceedings. Coverage: 1988 to 2002.

    AustLII (connect | more information)

    Provides full text searching of publicly available Australian primary legal materials such as Commonwealth and state consolidated acts and regulations, treaties and decisions of federal and state courts and tribunals. Extensive secondary legal materials such as law reform and royal commission reports, etc. are also included. Includes extensive links to other Australasian, Asian and international legal resources on the Internet.

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  • Australian legal journals index (connect | more information)

    ALJI allows browsing or searching through journal abstracts, cases referred to, legislative references, and key-citing information by jurisdiction. Includes links to 20 full text online journals, authorised and specialist law reports. Database also contains over 100,000 abstracts from over 400 legal journals.

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  • Australian legal words and phrases (connect | more information)

    A comprehensive index to words and phrases defined in Australian legislation or interpreted and considered in judgments of the superior courts from 1900 to date. Provides over 100,000 words and phrases and complete details of where the word or phrase has been defined and the context in which it is defined.

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  • Australian Treaties Library (connect | more information)

    The Australian Treaties Library disseminates treaty information to the public in a freely accessible form through the Internet. Includes treaty texts (Australian Treaty Series), indexes, status lists, and explanatory material. It was developed and is maintained by the Australasian Legal Information Institute with funding and material provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

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  • BAILII : British and Irish Legal Information Institute (connect | more information)

    The British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials that are available for free and in one place on the internet.

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  • BestCase (connect | more information)

    This web-based research service contains Canada's leading law reports including, among others, Canadian Criminal Cases, Dominion Law Reports, Labour Arbitration Cases, as well as a comprehensive collection of unreported decisions dating back to 1977. It also includes Canada Law Book's case summary services, such as the All-Canada Weekly Summaries and the Weekly Criminal Bulletin, as well as a note-up citator feature.

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    Brill online (connect | more information)

    Brill Online Books and Journals offers searching and full text access to over 175,000 book chapters and journal articles, covering mainly the humanities, social sciences, religion, history, international law and biology.

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  • CanLII : Canadian Legal Information Institute (connect | more information)

    CanLII provides access to primary sources of Canadian Law accessible for free on the Internet. Includes legislative and judicial texts, as well as legal commentaries, from federal, provicial, and territorial jurisdictions.

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  • Casetrack (connect | more information)

    Provides full transcripts of judgments from the British Courts of Appeal (Civil and Criminal Divisions) (April 1996-), Administrative Court (April 1996-), High Court (July 1998-), House of Lords, Privy Council (Nov. 1996-), Crown Office, Employment Appeal Tribunal (July 1998-), VAT Tribunal (Jan. 2002-) and Irish, Northern Irish and Scottish courts. The judgments can be browsed by date and case name, and searched by keywords. A useful database for finding transcripts of very recent United Kingdom decisions.

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  • CCH IntelliConnect (connect | more information)

    Provides online access to selected Australian CCH titles and loose-leaf services. These publications cover topics such as corporations law, family law, industrial law, taxation and, occupational health and safety. Commentary, case law and legislation are included. Publications can be browsed or searched.

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  • CINCH : Australian criminology database (connect | more information)

    This bibliographic database indexes and abstracts articles from primarily Australian published and unpublished material on all aspects of crime, criminal justice and criminology. Subject coverage includes all aspects of crime and criminal justice including corrections, crime, crime prevention, criminal law, criminology, juvenile justice, law enforcement, police and victims of crime.

    CINCH-ATSIS (connect | more information)

    The CINCH-ATSIS database is a subset of CINCH that contains records that specifically relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the justice system.

    CLJ law] (connect | more information)

    This English language database aims to contain the full-texts of all Malaysian cases and federal acts. New bills, acts, subsidiary acts and amending acts are listed as they become available. The database provides links to a number of freely accessible legal directories. These include the Malaysian legal professional email directory and the Malaysian Bar Council Directory.

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    Criminal justice abstracts with full text (connect | more information)

    Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text contains more than 200,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.

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  • Cvria (connect | more information)

    CVRIA is the official website of the Court of Justice and Court of First Instance of the European Communities. The site provides access to information about the Court of Justice, Court of First Instance, and the Civil Service Tribunal. It includes the full text of judgments, orders, opinions and notices, and allows searching of cases from the Court of Justice, Court of First Instance and Civil Service Tribunal.

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  • Documents online [WTO] (connect | more information)

    Provides access to the official documentation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including the legal texts of the WTO agreements, from 1995 onwards, with daily updates. Also contains selected material for the period 1986-1994, principally Uruguay Round documents and a small number of GATT documents.Note: this database does not contain WTO publications.

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  • EISIL (connect | more information)

    EISIL provides access to the highest quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet.

    Elgaronline (connect | more information)

    Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading international publisher of academic books and journals in economics, finance, business and management, law, environment, public and social policy. Their Elgronline content platform provides browsable and searchable access to Edward Elgar Publishing's ebooks online. Monash University Library currently subscribes to the collections of: Economics; Law; Business and management; and Social and political science, from 2012 onwards. Titles from other collections, and published before 2012, will not be accessible.

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  • Encyclopaedic Australian legal dictionary (connect | more information)

    A searchable database of legal definitions supported by Australian legislative and judicial authority, including: jurisprudential and criminological terms; explanations of well known rules and principles of law; international law terms, treaties and conventions; translations of Latin legal words and phrases; descriptions of landmark decisions of the High Court of Australia; and biographical entries. There are links to additional citations in Australian Legal Words and Phrases, and to full-text law report series on LexisNexis AU.

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  • EU bookshop digital library (connect | more information)

    EU Bookshop is an online service giving access to publications from the EU institutions, agencies and other bodies. Now the EU Bookshop Digital Library will provide access to 12 million scanned pages in more than 110,000 EU publications. Launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair on the 16 October [2009], it offers all publications edited by the Publications Office on behalf of the EU institutions, agencies and other bodies since 1952. Access the digital library by selecting the option ¿¿¿Digital Library¿¿¿ in the search pages.

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  • Europa : gateway to the European Union (connect | more information)

    EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties. Provides information on EU initiatives, policies, institutions and services, access to selected documents of the EU including the Maastricht Treaty.

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  • European Center for Minority Issues (connect | more information)

    The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) conducts practice-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe. It serves European governments and regional intergovernmental organizations as well as non-dominant groups in the European area. The early monitoring, study and resolution of ethnic tension and potential conflict in all regions of Europe - East and West - provides one of the major focal points for the activities of the Centre. The HeinOnline library includes ECMI Reports and Working Papers, along with the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe.

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  • Factiva (connect | more information)

    Factiva provides access to full text coverage of Australian newspapers, including The Australian Financial Review and BRW, and newspapers and news wires from around the world. Factiva also includes brief company and industry profiles, financial information for listed companies worldwide, and global coverage of financial market data.

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  • FAMILY : Australian family & society abstracts database (connect | more information)

    This Australian bibliographic database indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on research, policy and practice issues about, or of relevance to Australian families.

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  • Foreign & international law resources database (connect | more information)

    FLIRD contains full-text international law publications, including prominent Yearbooks from around the world and proceedings of the American Society of International Law. Also contains U.S. law digests on international law and judicial decisions of the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice.

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  • FORENSICnetBASE : LawENFORCEMENTnetBASE (connect | more information)

    Searchable database of essential forensic science and law enforcement reference texts.

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  • GATT digital library 1947-1994 (connect | more information)

    This site provides access to documents and information of and about the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), an organization that promoted international commerce and the reduction of trade barriers among member states from 1947-1994. Over 59,000 public documents and 300 publications of the GATT are accessible from this site, a digital library created in a partnership between the Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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  • Globalization and labor standards : GALS bibliographic library (connect | more information)

    This bibliographic database contains abstracts of recent law journal articles exploring international labour standards in the global economy. Taken from English language law journals from around the world, GALS provides an alphabetical list of summarised articles, followed by citations categorised by subject heading. Current subject headings include: codes of conduct, child labor, NAFTA, WTO, ILO, women's rights, etc. The database can be browsed by subject, author, journal, or searched by keyword.

    Halsbury's laws of Australia (connect | more information)

    This legal encyclopaedia comprises a narrative statement of the law of Australia organised by subject area and covering all nine jurisdictions. Statements of legal principles and propositions of substantive law are supported by references to primary authority (cases and legislation).

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  • Hart ebooks (connect | more information)

    This database contains a collection of over 200 ebooks from the legal publisher, Hart Publishing of Oxford. Titles, keywords, authors, etc., or any combination of terms, can be searched, or titles browsed individually from an A-Z list. Hart Publishing, established in 1996, is the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK and its list is international in scope.

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  • HeinOnline (connect | more information)

    Provides searchable access to full text digitized legal journals, reviews and case law, predominantly published in North America.

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  • History of international law (connect | more information)

    Searchable database which offers access to more than 500 titles and 550,000 pages, and is updated frequently, dating back to 1690 on international law subjects such as war & peace, the Nuremberg Trials, law of the sea, international arbitration, Hague Conferences and Conventions and much more.

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  • House of Commons parliamentary papers (connect | more information)

    HCPP online is a major source for information on 19th and 20th-century Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. Includes all sessional papers issued by the House of Commons between 1801-2003/04, including Bills, Reports of Royal Commissions, Reports of Select Committees, Accounts and Papers, and Command Papers. Monash University Library has access to the following collections: 19th century (1801-1900) and 20th century (1901-2003/04 session)

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  • Human rights and humanitarian law (connect | more information)

    "Human Rights and Humanitarian Law e-books online is the electronic version of the book publication program of Martinus Nijhoff Publishers in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian law. Coverage: Human Rights - Refugee Law - Immigration Law - Health Law - Children's Rights - Minority and Group Rights - Humanitarian Law - International Criminal Law."--Publisher description.

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  • I-law.com (connect | more information)

    Provides access to law reports, journal articles and texts. Monash University library has access to the following titles in the building and construction law area: (A) Books: 1. Construction insurance and UK construction contracts, 2008. 2. Construction law and management, 2007. 3. Partnering and collaborative working, 2003. 4. Remedies in construction law, 2010. (B) Law reports: 1. Building law reports, 1976 to present. 2. Building law reports plus, 2009 to present. (C) Newsletters: 1. Building law monthly, 2000 to present. 2. Commercial leases, 2004 to present. 3. Construction industry law letter, 1994 to present.

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  • IBFD : tax research platform (connect | more information)

    IBFD is the portal to high quality independent tax research, international tax information and tax education.

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  • ICC dispute resolution library (connect | more information)

    The ICC Dispute Resolution Library is a dynamic and searchable online service provided by the ICC International Court of Arbitration containing more than 1000 relevant documents from its established publications on arbitration. Includes: 1. Bulletin, a biannual periodical that focuses on arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution from a worldwide perspective; 2. Supplements (to the Bulletin), special annual issues devoted to a specific topic; 3. Dossiers (of the ICC Institute of World Business Law), collections of articles by contributors to the Institute's Annual Meetings; 4. Global Reflections on International Law, Commerce and Dispute Resolution, containing 65 essays by practitioners and scholars from over 20 countries dealing with arbitration law and practice and contemporary issues in international law and trade; 5. ICC case reports, summaries of ICC awards on specific subjects; and 6. Rules, a complete collection of ICC dispute resolution rules.

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  • ICL database & commentary (connect | more information)

    The ICL Database & Commentary aims to provide scholars, as well as practitioners, a starting point for legal research in the field of international criminal law. It is developed by the editor Mark Klamberg. Includes case law from the International Criminal Court and a commentary to the Rome Statute.

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  • ILOLEX : database of international labour standards (connect | more information)

    Trilingual database (English/French/Spanish) on international labour standards containing more than 75,000 full-text documents. It includes the ILO Constitution, ILO Conventions, international labor standards, human rights, employment policy, working conditions, industrial relations, occupational safety and health, and social security.

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  • Index to Canadian legal literature (connect | more information)

    ICLL is both a periodical index and a bibliography of Canadian secondary legal literature. In addition to articles, case comments and annotations for more than 200 Canadian legal and law-related periodicals, ICLL indexes monographs, individual essays from edited collections, federal and provincial government publications, and the publications of law faculties and legal research institutes and associations, including theses.

    Index to Common Law Festschriften (connect | more information)

    The Index to Common Law Festschriften is the culmination of a three-year project funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation and undertaken by University of Auckland Law School. There are over 270 common law Festschriften indexed on this database, amounting to over 4,500 chapter entries. In addition, there are more than a thousand entries of English language contributions to predominantly foreign language, non-common law Festschriften from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

    Index to foreign legal periodicals (connect | more information)

    "Produced by the American Association of Law Libraries, the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in over 500 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, and Australia. IFLP also analyzes the contents of approximately eighty individually published collections of legal essays, Festschriften, Me¿¿langes, and congress reports each year. Beginning in 1960, the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals was first published by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. In 1984, IFLP moved to its present location in the Law Library at BerkeleyLaw, University of California, Berkeley, where it draws upon the resources of the Library's international and foreign law collection, the largest and most comprehensive in the western United States."--About.

    Index to legal periodicals retrospective (connect | more information)

    "Index of Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981 is a retrospective database that indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Content is also drawn from 38 printed compendia, which provides access to approximately 540,000 records. Coverage also includes: annual surveys of laws by jurisdiction; annual surveys of federal court cases; yearbooks and annual institutes."--Publisher description.

    INTAX : international taxation issues database (connect | more information)

    Index, produced by the Australian Taxation Office, to Australian and overseas journals dealing with international taxation issues. Coverage: 1990 to 2003.

    Intellectual property law collection (connect | more information)

    Contains a collection of resources for U.S. intellectual property, including a complete history of copyright laws from 1909 to date. Featues the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, over 270 books, over 50 periodicals, legislative histories, scholarly articles, federal agency decisions, the Code of Federal Regulations, CFR title 37, and U.S. Code Title 17 & 35.

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  • International law (connect | more information)

    "International Law e-books online is the electronic version of the book publication program of Martinus Nijhoff Publishers in the broad field of international law. Coverage: Public International Law - Law of the Sea - International Trade Law - International Labour Law - Environmental Law - European Law - International Relations - International Organizations - Terrorism - Legal History - Islamic Law."--Publisher description.

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  • JustCite (connect | more information)

    JustCite is a multi-jurisdictional citator and legal search engine. It provides invaluable information about cases, legislation and articles and their interdependent relationships"--"What is JustCite?" screen.

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  • Justis (connect | more information)

    This electronic version of The Law Reports incorporates the complete text of the printed publication. The Law Reports dates back to 1865 and is the authoritative source for published reports of cases that constitute binding precedents in English law; it is published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales.his electronic version of The Law Reports incorporates the complete text of the printed publication. The Law Reports dates back to 1865 and is the authoritative source for published reports of cases that constitute binding precedents in English law; it is published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales. The Times electronic law reports database contains the full text of every case report in The Times newspaper since 1990. The cases cover every branch of law and come from a range of jurisdictions. These include the courts of England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, the Court of Justice of the European Communities in Luxembourg and the International Court of Justice in The Hague. This electronic version of State Trials incorporates the complete text of the printed publication. State Trials is a collection of old reports of trials for offences against the State (such as high treason), and of trials of high-ranking officials (such as ministers and governors) for crimes including bribery, corruption, murder, piracy, riot, sedition and witchcraft. English reports database contains the entire contents of the 176 volume set of the "English reports". The English Reports is the authoritative source for published reports of cases that constitute binding precedents in English law. The HERMES database contains the press releases and announcements from most of the major government departments in England and Scotland, from the beginning of 1998. The content is very wide ranging, and contains the full text of most of the significant announcements by the British Government.

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  • Kluwer competition law (connect | more information)

    Kluwer Competition Law is a fully searchable collection of primary source material, commentary, and analysis for anyone with an interest in EU competition law. Searching and browsing is quick and simple, as the database has been organised into the specific competition law topics of Antitrust, Mergers and State Aid. Each topic consists of an Overview, Legislation and Notices, Commission and Court Decisions and Analytical Materials, taken from KLI publications (journals, books and looseleafs) and explaining the reasoning behind the decisions and their implications. Liberalisation, the Internal Market, Services and Goods and Consumer Policy and the Environment are included as special sectors. The database also includes 29 country reports of National Legislation and of Analytical Materials, derived both from KLI publications and the e-Competitions bulletin. e-Competitions, published by the Institute of Competition Law, is a weekly bulletin published in English on national competition laws and regulations and on the implementation of EU competition law by member states.

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  • Kluwer law online (connect | more information)

    Kluwer Law Online provides access to over 20 online journals in a variety of areas of law including: air and space law, arbitration, business/commercial law, company/corporate law, competition law, environmental law, European community law, intellectual property, international trade law, labour law and taxation. New improvements to the site have seen each journal being allocated its own home page and the browsing facility has been much enhanced. Access to select looseleaf publications is also available.

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  • KluwerArbitration (connect | more information)

    An international commercial arbitration database of primary and secondary materials, with full text access. Includes conventions, legislation, institutional rules, model clauses, case law and commentary from leading publications.

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  • Labordoc (connect | more information)

    Contains references to a wide range of print and electronic publications, including journal articles, from countries around the world, on all aspects of work and sustainable livelihoods, and the work-related aspects of economic and social development and human rights.

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  • Law reform database (connect | more information)

    The LAW REFORM DATABASE has been under continuous development since 1988. This version (5.4) contains over 7000 records. Each record describes a discrete publication of one of the law reform agencies in Canada, the Commonwealth or the United States.

    LawnB= Lo aen bi (connect | more information)

    LawnB Legal Information Service is an extensive collection of Korean legal materials online, and a portal service for all law-related issues. It indexes 50 categories such as statues, precedents, commentaries, administrative documents and statistics, academic articles, law journals, law-related news, etc.

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  • Legal classics (connect | more information)

    This subset of Hein Online is an image-based and fully searchable library collection. The library, which contains more than 300,000 pages, contains landmark legal works from the late 18th through the mid 20th centuries. It is based on the titles in "Bibliography of Early American Law" by Morris Cohen. In addition, titles from AALS Law Books Recommended for Libraries and early British and Commonwealth titles form part of the collection. It is expected that aproximately 500 new titles will be added to the collection annually.

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  • Legal online (connect | more information)

    Access is provided to selected databases such as Australian Commonwealth Law Reports, Federal Law Reports, Federal Court Reports, Australian Digest, Australian Legal Monthly Digest, The Laws of Australia and the Australian Case Citator.

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  • Legal online. See: Westlaw AU (connect | more information)

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  • Legal scholarship network (connect | more information)

    A free database of over 35,000 abstracts and 18,000 working papers in law, economics, and finance, in 61 different subject areas, available on the Social Science Research Network site. Search for papers by author and title or abstract keywords.

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  • LegalTrac (connect | more information)

    A major bibliographic database that indexes and selectively abstracts articles from law reviews and, speciality law and bar association journals and legal newspapers on cases studies, government regulations, practice of law, statutes, and legal subjects such as taxation and international law. It also covers law related articles for approximately 1000 additional business and general interest titles. Some full text articles are included. Geographical coverage includes the U.S. Canada, U.K. and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

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  • Lexis (connect | more information)

    Lexis is an international online legal research tool providing full-text access to case law, statutes, administrative materials, annotated reports, law reviews, current affairs, etc. from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Australia, and many other jurisdictions around the world. (Not the first choice for Australian legislation or case law.)

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  • Online help: In order to effectively use the system, JavaScript and cookies must be enabled. Please see Minimum System Requirements if you are having problems using LexisNexis with IE6.
    Note: Individual passwords to customise the lexis.com interface are still available for Law Faculty and Business Law & Tax staff if desired. Click here to use your password or email Law Library staff for help.

    LexisNexis (connect | more information)

    The Monash subscription provides access to materials on administrative law, corporations, intellectual property, forms and precedents, and general legal research tools that include a dictionary, an encyclopaedia, case citator, statute annotators and current law developments. Decisions from the Commonwealth and State courts and England are included, as well as the full text of some Australian law journals. Unreported Judgments and Australian Law Reports and Australian Current Law updated daily. Most other resources updated monthly.

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  • making of modern law : legal treatises 1800-1926 (connect | more information)

    Provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. Full-text searching on more than 10 million pages provides researchers access to critical legal history in ways not previously possible.

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  • making of modern law. Foreign, comparative and international law, 1600-1926 (connect | more information)

    "The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926, [provides access to] the kind of historical resources previously found only at the largest and oldest repositories, and gives even the most extensive libraries online access to foreign and international legal literature. FCIL includes pre-1926 treatises and similar monographs, sourced from the collections of the Yale, George Washington University, and Columbia law libraries, in the following areas: International law; Comparative law; Foreign law; Roman law; Islamic law; Jewish law; and Ancient law."--Publisher description.

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  • Native title infoBase (connect | more information)

    The Native Title Infobase includes selected material commencing from 1839 to the present day and covers all aspects of native title. It gives reference to Australian material including journal articles, book chapters, books, conference papers, reports and press clippings. It also includes relevant material from other jurisdictions such as New Zealand, United States, Canada, Africa and Asia.

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  • NATLEX (connect | more information)

    Trilingual bibliographic database containing information on national laws on labour, social security and related human rights. Includes references to legal texts from about 180 countries and in more than forty languages. Each NATLEX record contains a detailed bibliographic description, an abstract, ILO Thesaurus descriptors and LABORLEX classification headings, and, when appropriate, links to other related records.

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  • NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository (connect | more information)

    The NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository provides a free and persistent point of access for working papers, reports, lecture series, workshop presentations, and other scholarship created by faculty at NELLCO member schools. The aim of the Repository is to improve dissemination and visibility of a variety of scholarly materials throughout the academic and legal research communities.

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  • Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law : bibliographic databases : online catalogues (connect | more information)

    Access is provided to two separate bibliographic databases specialising in the sociology of law and other related subjects such as the sociology of legal professions, family sociology, sociology of criminality and its control, police, prisons, administration of justice, human rights, marginalisation and public policy. The majority of documents are in English with others in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, etc. Citations included cover books, series, journal articles and unpublished material.

    Oxford handbooks online (connect | more information)

    Oxford Handbooks Online brings together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. The Oxford Handbooks are one of the most successful and cited series within scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Monash University Library currently subscribes to the collections of: 1. Law and 2. Music.

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  • Oxford reports on international courts of general jurisdiction (connect | more information)

    Provides comprehensive coverage of decisions from the most important and general international courts, including coverage of all contentious and advisory cases from the International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of International Justice. It will eventually include cases from other courts, such as the Permanent Court of Arbitration and International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. ICGJ cases "are published with a short headnote detailing key information about the decision, rather than a full report. This headnote contains basic information about the case including dates, parties and judges, but also provides indicators as to the subjects and keywords applied to the case, the core issue(s) and any previous or subsequent stages."

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  • Oxford reports on international criminal law (connect | more information)

    "ICL focuses on decisions from a range of international criminal courts and tribunals, and at launch will cover decisions from the four main international criminal tribunals: International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Special Court for Sierra Leone. ICL also includes decisions from post-WWII military tribunals such as the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the follow-up trials held under Control Council Law No 10. ICL will cover all decisions from these courts which contain anything of jurisprudential importance. Interlocutory decisions which do not contain any point of law (whether that point is substantive, evidential or procedural) are excluded."-- Publisher description.

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  • Oxford reports on international human rights law (connect | more information)

    "IHRL covers international decisions on human rights from a variety of global and regional courts. The Human Rights Law Centre at Nottingham University has selected those cases which are most important for gaining an understanding of the rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights. IHRL will provide a comprehensive coverage of the key issues determined by the European Commission and Court to date. Cases selected include all plenary and grand chamber judgments at the admissibility and merits stage of proceedings, as well as other decisions and judgments of significance for their contribution to the development of the case law of the European Convention.This module will include approximately 500 decisions from year 1961 to 2007, and thereafter 150 per year (out of 900-1000 decisions per year)."--Publisher description.

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  • Oxford reports on international investment claims (connect | more information)

    IIC aims to publish all publicly available awards and decisions arising out of international investment arbitrations, and related enforcement or review decisions from national courts. The collection at launch includes over 300 arbitral awards, decisions, and determinations issued under the auspices of bodies such as: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), ICC International Court of Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Permanent Court of Arbitration [and the] Association of South East Asian Nations arbitral tribunal. The site also reports awards and decisions of ad hoc international arbitral tribunals, such as those dealing with claims presented under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or under the arbitration rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Determinations on insurance contracts made by the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) are also reported.--Publisher description.

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  • Oxford reports on international law (connect | more information)

    Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) is a new online service bringing together decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. Integrating the full scope of international case law for the first time in an easily navigable online environment, ORIL draws upon the expertise of leading scholars and local experts to provide high quality, timely, reports and analysis. Database content is organized into modules comprising: International courts of general jurisdiction, International criminal law, International human rights law, and International law in domestic courts. All content is regularly updated.

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  • Oxford reports on international law in domestic courts (connect | more information)

    Contains domestic cases in international law from over 70 jurisdictions. Features expert commentary, full texts of judgments in their original language and translations of key passages of non-English judgments into English. Includes an archive of cases dating back to 2000, with over 150 new cases added each year.

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  • Oxford scholarship online. Law (connect | more information)

    Searchable database of electronic books published by Oxford University Press in the area of law. Includes the series: Oxford studies in European law, Oxford monographs in international law, Oxford monographs in criminal law and justice, Clarendon studies in criminology, Oxford monographs in labour law, Oxford studies in modern legal history, Oxford studies in international economic law, and the International courts and tribunals series, alongside many other works selected from OUP's legal publishing.

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  • PacLII : Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (connect | more information)

    The Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII) is produced from data developed and published by the University of the South Pacific School of Law with assistance from the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII). It provides free access to legal materials from the Pacific Islands.

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  • ProQuest criminal justice (connect | more information)

    ProQuest criminal justice is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. The database provides research support for students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security. The database includes abstract and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text. Indexed titles include: American journal of criminal justice, FBI law enforcement bulletin, Journal of forensic sciences, and Women police.--About page.

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    Refworld : the leader in refugee decision support (connect | more information)

    RefWorld is a full-text database of refugee information comprising Country of Origin Information (COI) and Legal Information, including international instruments, national legislation, and national and international case law. Other areas of UNHCR Online provide access to statements of the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees from 1951; UNHCR information and executive committee documents; UNHCR policy documents and guidelines; and, new stories and briefing notes.

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  • Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law (connect | more information)

    Includes searchable PDF versions of publications from the Selden Society and Harvard's Ames Foundation as well as the English Reports ( 1220-1694), the Statutes of the Realm (1235-1713), and collections of early English legal classics and scholarly law review articles on the subject.

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  • SNIPER (connect | more information)

    A bibliographic database, produced by The Library at IP Australia, of Australian and overseas journal articles, conference papers, and other documents about issues in intellectual property.

    SpringerLink (connect | more information)

    Provides researchers with access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works. Subject coverage includes: Biomedical sciences, Business & management, Chemistry, Computer science, Earth sciences and geography, Economics, Education & language, Energy, Engineering, Environmental sciences, Food science & nutrition, Law, Life sciences, Materials, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Public health, Social sciences, and Statistics.

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  • Tax and accounting online (connect | more information)

    "With over 100 individually available tax, accounting, HR, IR and payroll services and a suite of cost effective online packages, Tax and Accounting Online gives you the flexibility to build a bespoke library to suit your exact requirements ... As well as guidance across tax, accounting, superannuation, bankruptcy, compliance, environment and employment there are forms, templates, examples, checklists and calculators to assist with compliance tasks integrated throughout. You can now also access 12 ATO legal databases from within the site with direct links to ATOIDs."--Publisher description.

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  • TAXABS : Australian taxation abstracts database (connect | more information)

    Indexes and abstracts technical information on all aspects of taxation. Coverage: 1992 to 2003.

    Taxation & economic reform in America : a historical archive, 1781-2009 (connect | more information)

    "This collection includes complete documentary materials for [American] Federal tax and revenue research, including: Joint committee reports; Internal revenue regulations; Treasury regulations; Sales tax rulings; Revenue law reports; Bills; Slip laws; Hearings. Also included are materials relating to income tax, excise tax, unemployment tax, estate and gift tax, social security tax,and railroad retirement taxes. The purpose of this compilation is to aid in the identification of the intent of Congress in enacting ... revenue laws. This set of historical documents should facilitate legislative history research of ... tax laws." --Publisher description.

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  • TransLex (connect | more information)

    TransLex can be used in different ways. Search the entire website or browse through any of the four Sections of TransLex. Sections of TransLex are : Principles, Bibliography, Materials or Links. The TransLex-Principles contain more than 120 principles and rules of transnational law, the New Lex Mercatoria. Translex-Biblio is a selected collection of bibliographic references on transnational law organized in alphabetical order. TransLex-Materials are a collection of domestic statutes, international conventions, model laws, restatements and other soft-law instruments which are of relevance for anybody doing research in transnational law and international business law. The TransLex-Links are a selected collection of links to sites which are relevant for anybody doing research in transnational law and international business law.

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  • TSO official-documents (connect | more information)

    Official Documents is the official reference facility for Command and departmentally sponsored House of Commons Papers, plus links to other document repositories.

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  • United Nations official documents : ODS (connect | more information)

    ODS Online is a full-text database of parliamentary documents and official records of the United Nations available in the official languages of the UN (English, Spanish and French). Includes General Assembly, Security Council, and other Council resolutions from 1946, all UN parliamentary documents from 1992 and various UN daily journals and lists of documents. The system does not contain press releases, UN sales publications, the United Nations Treaty Series or information brochures issued by the Department of Public Information.

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  • United Nations treaty collection= Collection des traites des Nations unies (connect | more information)

    Includes all multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and, those formerly deposited with the League of Nations, their latest status and a link to the full texts. Also includes bilateral and multilateral treaties registered with and published by the United Nations Secretariat, detailed treaty references and full texts in all authentic language(s); and recently deposited multilateral treaties that have been deposited but not yet published.

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  • Vietnam laws online database (connect | more information)

    Vietnam Laws Online Database is an online searchable database of English translations of over 3,000 Vietnamese laws. It is regularly updated at least quarterly. Searches can be for law translations by subject category, keyword, issuing-body, date, legislation type, official number or any combination.

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  • Westlaw AU (connect | more information)

    Westlaw AU is Thomson Reuters' new platform for searching selective Australian cases, legislation and commentary, migrated from their former Legal Online service in 2012. Westlaw AU gives you access to legislation, case law, commentary, journals, news and precedents, including: FirstPoint, the first and most comprehensive Case Digest and Case Citator service in Australia - and the only Digest service you can browse by subject; Authorised law reports, including Commonwealth Law Reports and Federal Court Reports; Leading practitioner journals such as Australian Law Journal; Legislation and commentary, constantly monitored and updated to reflect current law in force; The Laws of Australia and Australian Commercial Precedents, [and] Legal and tax information. -- Publisher description, content hightlights.

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  • Westlaw.International (connect | more information)

    Westlaw International is Thomson's ... online research service, providing legal professionals with trusted legal, news and business information from around the world .. It provides access to case law, legislation, law reviews, treatises, and directories organised by topical and jurisdictional libraries, in addition to business information and news, including business public records.--About.

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  • WIPO Lex (connect | more information)

    WIPO Lex is a one-stop search facility for national laws and treaties on intellectual property (IP) of WIPO, WTO and UN Members. It also features related information which elaborates, analyzes and interprets these laws and treaties. It provides streamlined access to reference material of key importance for optimal information on the global IP System.

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  • WorkplaceInfo (connect | more information)

    News and information on human resources and industrial relations in Australia.

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  • World constitutions illustrated : contemporary & historical documents & resources (connect | more information)

    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.

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  • World trade online (connect | more information)

    U.S. database providing trade-related news and information from around the world and from the World Trade Organisation (WTO), with links to full text documents.

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  • World trials (connect | more information)

    In addition to trial transcripts, HeinOnline's World Trials Collection also includes monographs that analyze and debate famous trials, as well as biographies of some of the greatest trial lawyers in history.

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  • WorldTradeLaw.net : the online source for world trade law. (connect | more information)

    Searchable full text of GATT/WTO Panel and Appellate Body reports; WTO arbitration awards and decisions; Uruguay Round agreements; Tokyo Round agreements; Doha decisions/declarations; NAFTA Chapter 20 Panel reports; NAFTA and related legal instruments; Dispute settlement commentaries (DSCs) for awards and decision, and primary source documents related to international trade law.

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