UTS Library

Law Databases

In this guide:

This study guide proves a selection of legal databases to which the Library subscribes. These databases contain Australian and international legal resources, including both primary and secondary materials. Each database is accompanied by a brief description of its scope to help you decide which database is right for your particular information need. If you need more assistance in selecting a database to meet your particular information need, enquire at the Research Help Desk of the UTS Library.

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Use the Find Databases tool > Law for a full listing of Law databases. 

AGIS Plus Text (Attorney Generals Information Service)

AGIS is a legal journals databases providing access to 120+ law journals from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific with selected articles from US, UK and Canada.

  • Administrative
  • Banking
  • Companies and securities
  • Constitutional
  • Copyright
  • Criminal
  • Environmental
  • Family
  • Human rights
  • International law
  • Legal aid
  • Trade practices

Bestcase (Lawbook Canada)

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.

Intelliconnect: CCH Online

CCH online provides access to Australian legal materials and Business and Tax services from China, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Australian services include access to legislation, legal commentary, case materials, legal handbooks. Legal practice areas include:

  • Australian Master Tax Guide
  • Australian Health & Medical
  • Asian Insolvency
  • Business Advisers Guide
  • China Accounting, Company,
    Tax & IP Law
  • Contract Law
  • Conveyancing Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Employment Law Guide
  • Industrial Law
  • Family Law
  • GST in Practice
  • Hong Kong Company & Tax
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance Law
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Malaysian Tax & Accounting
  • OH&S Library
  • Public Sector Governance
  • Strata & Community Titles
  • Sports Law
  • Superannuation Law
  • Tax Law
  • Torts Law
  • Trade Practices & Consumer Law
  • Workers Compensation

HeinOnline

Hein provides access to a number of collections including; law journals, the fulltext image of the English Reports and access to more than 1,000 Legal Classics. Many of the classics are rare items found in only a handful of libraries around the world.

  • English Reports full reprint (1220 to 1865)
  • Law Journal Library Search
  • American Bar Association Journals
  • International & Non-U.S. Law Journals
  • Criminal Justice Journals
  • Intellectual Property Library
  • European Center for Minority Issues
  • Federal Register
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Legal Classics
  • USA Treaties and Agreements
  • U.S. Attorney General Opinions
  • Federal Legislative History
  • U.S. Presidential Library
  • U.S. Statutes at large
  • U.S. Supreme Court 

 

ICLR

ICLR Online contains all law reports published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales, since 1865. This includes over 77,000 case reports from The Law Reports, The Weekly Law Reports, The Industrial Case Reports, The Business Law Reports and the Public and Third Sector Law Reports. Also includes CitatorPlus a database including over 83,000 cases reported by ICLR, the All England Law Reports, Lloyd's Law Reports, Criminal Appeal Reports, Local Government Reports, Road Traffic Reports and Tax Cases.

JustCite

Index to a comprehensive collection of authoritative UK and European legal information, including UK case law, with links to full text of reports, and archives.

Justis

Justis is the online legal library of UK, EU and Irish law dating from 1163 to the present day

Kluwer Law International

Kluwer Law International (journal access only) provides access to journals specialising in intellectual property, arbitration and world trade.

  • Air and Space Law
  • Arbitration International
  • ASA Bulletin
  • Asian International Arbitration Journal
  • Business Law Review
  • Common Market Law Review
  • EC Tax Review
  • European Business Law Review
  • European Company Law
  • European Environmental Law Review
  • European Foreign Affairs Review
  • European Public Law
  • European Review of Private Law
  • Global Trade and Customs
  • Journal International Corporate
    Rescue
  • International Journal of Comparative
    Labour Law and Industrial Relations
  • Intertax Journal of International
    Arbitration
  • Journal of World Trade
  • Legal Issues of Economic Integration
  • World Competition World Trade and
    Arbitration Materials

LawOne Timebase & Timebase Point in Time Service

LawOne is an Australian legislation service providing access to:

  • Full text legislation from all nine jurisdictions,
  • Amending and subordinate legislation
  • Bills, Explanatory Memoranda and Second Reading Speeches
  • Detailed legislative histories
  • Full text of legislation as passed
  • Customised email alerts covering the subject areas or legislation important to you
  • Point in time services are available for a number of federal acts and for the ASX listing and market rules

LegalTrac

LegalTrac indexes a number of legal titles including law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Fulltext access is limited.

LexisNexisAU

LexisNexis.au provides access to CaseBase (citator), law reports (ALR's), unreported judgements, legal journals, legislation, commentary services, Halsbury's Laws of Australia, the Australian Legal Dictionary, Ritchie's Uniform Civil Procedure NSW, Forms and Precedents.

LexisNexis.au also provides access to a number of NZ and UK materials including the All England Reports, CaseSearch, Halsbury's Laws of England.

Legal practice areas include:

  • Administrative
  • Banking & finance
  • Bankruptcy & insolvency
  • Civil procedure & litigation
  • Commercial
  • Competition
  • Constitutional
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Consumer
  • Corporations
  • Criminal
  • Employment & Industrial
  • Environmental
  • Family
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing
  • Local government
  • Media
  • Personal injury
  • Professions
  • Property
  • Succession
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Transport
  • Trusts
  • Welfare & social security

Lexis.com

Contains major archives of U.S. federal and state case law, continuously updated statutes of all 50 states, state and federal regulations and public records from major U.S. states. The LEXIS service has 41 specialized libraries covering all major fields of practice. Coverage also includes laws of the United States, Europe, United Kingdom.

Tax and Accounting Online

Coverage includes tax, accounting, superannuation, bankruptcy and compliance materials

  • Tax News
  • Legislation, Bills, Guidelines, Australian Tax Reports
  • Tax Analytical Services; Australian GST Handbook, Australian Tax handbook, Australian GST Journal, Copper's TLIP, InTax, International Agreements
  • Australian Tax office materials - cases, rulings, circulars
  • Superannuation & Financial Services

SNIPER (Informit)

Produced by the library at IP Australia, SNIPER is an index of journal articles, conference papers and other documents about issues in intellectual property.

Westlaw AU

Westlaw AU includes access to Firstpoint (case citator), legal journals (The Australian Law Journal, Law Reports (CLR's) legal commentary and the legal encyclopaedia The Laws of Australia. Legal practice areas include :

  • Administrative law
  • Banking & finance,
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Building and Construction
  • Commericial
  • Court practice
  • Corporate
  • Criminal
  • Employment
  • Equity & trusts
  • Evidence
  • IP & e-commerce
  • Local government
  • Environment
  • Motor vehicles
  • Personal injury
  • Property law
  • Trade practices

Westlaw (International)

Westlaw provides access to an extensive collection of international legal resources including legislation, case law and journals from the USA, UK, Canada, Europe, Australia and other countries.

Westlaw China

Chinese caselaw and legislation. Westlaw China delivers easy, single-source access to law from the People's Republic of China. Contains more than 352,000 laws and regulations; cases from the Supreme Court and provincial, local, and special courts (currently in Chinese only); digests of the law for 32 topics.

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