Law Library Resource Guide

All the resources referred to in this guide can be found in the Law Library Resource Guide. Remember to bookmark the guide and use it as your starting point for legal research.

Legal research

Good legal research skills are essential for law students and for practicing lawyers. This tutorial will help you develop your legal research skills and locate law resources available through Charles Sturt University Library.

This guide will cover:

  • Legal research process
  • Secondary sources
  • Case law
  • Legislation
  • Referencing in law

You can work through the guide from beginning to end by using the 'next' links at the bottom of each page. As you progress through the guide, look out for the activity symbols. 



Completing these exercises will help you develop your legal research skills. The answers are available with each task.

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