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Students studying Preliminary or HSC Legal Studies can now find help with their studies in a single Legal studies – HSC research guide.
The law is constantly changing and it’s vital for students to find current information. No matter which topic they are studying, students can use this guide to find current, relevant information from encyclopaedias, journals, newspapers, books, government websites and statistics.
To get the full benefit of the guide, students should sign up for a State Library card. They can then access many of the State Library’s online resources, including AGIS Plus to find full text Australian journal articles on different areas of the law, and the Australia and New Zealand Newsstand to find full text newspaper articles from Australia and New Zealand.
Students studying the Crime topic can also access the LIAC Crime Library, a collection of well-known criminal cases that happened between the early 1980s and 2014. Each case includes links to the court decision (if available), how to find media reports about the crime, and any books or other resources that discuss the case.