Welcome to your law subject guide. Law Subject Librarians have identified in this guide the best resources for your study and research. Contact them if you need help.

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Top resources  A list of the most highly used databases.

New library resources  See what's new in the library and create an RSS feed to have the new resources lists delivered to you.

Legal research and writing resources  Find out how legal information is structured and how to do legal research. Find information on writing and referencing. For researchers, find a guide on using alerts to keep up-to-date with the publications in your research area, and a guide on tools that measure citations.

Jurisdiction  Search resources relevant to a particular jurisdiction including key databases, and sources of legislation, case law and commentary.

Topic  Search resources relevant to a specific topic. If you would like to suggest a topic, contact the Law Subject Librarians at

How do I...?  Find out how to perform common research tasks.

Law Library  Find out about facilities and services available at the Victoria University of Wellington Law Library.

Full list of law databases  As available on the library website Databases A-Z.

Resource of the Month

   Lexis Advance is an important database of New Zealand primary and secondary legal content.  It has many features to make your research easier: you can customise the publications you see on the front page;  save favourites to your front page (this can be used for documents); you can set up alerts; view your previous search history; you are able to annotate & highlight documents which you can save to folders and share with others.  To find the international content, use the drop down menu on the top bar beside LexisNexis Research.  For a training session on using Lexis Advanced contact the subject librarians.

All VUW users can download the Lexis Red app and will then have access to the titles listed in the pdf below


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