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Legal Research Skills Guide: Keep a record

Keep a record

It's always a good idea to keep a record of you search results for any assessment. Keeping a record will help you have a clear idea around

  • The facts and issues of a question
  • The keywords
  • Where and how you searched
  • Principles around issues
  • Citations and details of useful cases and legislation
  • Quotes that may be important to your work.

Keeping a record of these will have you well on your way to writing up your work. It will help you (and save you time) when it comes to writing and referencing your work.

The file below is one example of how you can keep a record of your research. You can download it and adapt it as you like.