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Media Law: Reference sources

Reference Collection

Reference sources are useful for gaining background information for assignments, as they help provide basic factual information, clarify concepts and keywords, define terms, and provide an overview of a topic. They include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and manuals. Reference items are available in print and online.

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Abbreviations

Legal abbreviations are a quick and convenient way of identifying legal publications and courts.  This guide lists the most commonly used abbreviations for Law Reports and Journal titles.The links on this page have been provided based on library holdings and relevant websites.

The following links provide a lists of useful journal citation abbreviations.

Legal citation

What is legal citation? Why is citation important? Visit the following resources, prepared by Murdoch University, for more detailed information.