Faculty of Business and Law

Legal Resources

Research Databases

They are subscription services available to Deakin law staff and students and anybody else holding a subscription.

CCH Australia

HEIN Online
Includes dozens of journals and:

  • Index to Legal Periodicals

LawBook Online
Includes journals and some case law and reference resources (see relevant section below)


LexisNexis AU

  • Australian Current Law (including Australian Current Law News)
  • Australian Legal Words and Phrases
  • Halsbury's Laws of Australia
  • The Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents
  • Casebase and law reports
  • Journals

Lexis Nexis (US)

  • archives of US federal and state case law
  • statutes of all 50 US states
  • US state and federal regulations
  • public records from major US states
  • Resources - including case law, from England, France, Canada, Australia, NZ, Ireland and Scotland
  • Practice area resources include:
    • tax
    • securities
    • banking
    • environmental
    • energy

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Reference Online
Includes many reference materials - the key law-related resources include:

  • The Australian Oxford Dictionary
  • Concise Oxford English dictionary
  • A dictionary of economics
  • A dictionary of law (ed: Elizabeth A. Martin)
  • A dictionary of law enforcement (Graham Gooch, Michael Williams)
  • The Oxford companion to American law (editor in chief Kermit L. Hall)
  • The Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (editor in chief, Kermit L. Hall)
  • The Oxford companion to the High Court of Australia (edited by Tony Blackshield, Michael Coper and George Williams)
  • Oxford dictionary of abbreviations
  • Oxford dictionary of English
  • The Oxford guide to United States Supreme Court decisions (edited by Kermit L. Hall)
  • The pocket Oxford Latin dictionary (James Morwood)
  • World encyclopedia

Includes cases, legislation and journals

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7th June 2013