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HSC Legal Studies at the State Library 2013 . Legal Studies resources on the internet – HSC and Preliminary. In this session you will learn about: Online databases you can use to locate media reports and other reference material HSC Legal Studies guides – great launching pads

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HSC Legal Studies at the State Library 2013


Legal Studies resources on the internet – HSC and Preliminary

In this session you will learn about:

  • Online databases you can use to locate media reports and other reference material

  • HSC Legal Studies guides – great launching pads

  • HSC Legal Studies blog – keeping up to date with recent changes to the law

  • LIAC Crime Library – excellent resource for locating cases


Learning outcomes


Students and teachers need:

  • Legislation

  • Cases

  • Media reports:

    • Newspaper articles

    • Magazine and journal articles

  • International instruments and documents

    • Readable and understandable

    • Current

    • Accurate


www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au


Benefits of online databases

Provide you with:

  • access to additional information on the topic you are researching – definitions and other background information

  • full text newspaper articles

  • full text magazine and journal articles

    using them will develop useful research skills for Year 12 and uni


Demonstrating logging into databases


If you have a password and you have forgotten it:


Not in this box


Citation of your article very important – this will give you all the details you need:

  • Author

  • Title of article

  • Name of journal, year, volume number and page references

  • Deep link to the article so you can return to the article at a later time.


Demonstrating logging into databases

Don’t set password – leave blank


Law reform in action – other topics?


type in kathleen folbigg and murder and trial


Demonstrating logging into databases

Don’t set password – leave blank


Citing legislation

  • Legislation:

    • Name of act, year, jurisdiction example:

      Crimes Act 1900 NSW s 18


Citing cases

  • Cases

    • Criminal– R or the Crown v the name of the offender, year, court, number of case for that year,

    • Civil – name of each party


Other databases


Tip – for each topic you can find more

  • Use eResources & media reports tab

    to find out more – will give you links to all the databases.

    This tab is on all research guides


Any questions?


Key tips

  • Bookmark our HSC Legal Studies page

  • Great launching pad for each syllabus topic area for finding key information – each time you start a new part of the syllabus, look at the guide for this section of syllabus and browse each tab to see what information you can find

  • Before your next class – practice using your library card to access these databases


Conclusion

You now have a strategy and place to find information for HSC Legal Studies

  • Research guides for each topic area

  • HSC Legal Studies:Newswatch Blog

  • State Library databases for newspaper articles and magazine articles

  • www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au


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