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Law: Books & e-books

Resources for legal research, writing and referencing.

Books and eBooks

Books and textbooks (including eBooks) are good secondary sources to begin your seach on aspects of law. They will also refer to relevant legislation and cases.

Search the catalogue with the title of a book in your reading list or keywords for the broad area of law and the jurisdiction  e.g. torts --australia; negligence--australia; land tenure--australia

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More information

Before you start searching for books or articles, try our interactive tutorial on Analysing your assignment topic.

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Electronic books, or eBooks, are available to Curtin staff and students. To view them, you will need to login using your OASIS ID and password.

To limit your search in the catalogue to eBooks only, perform your search as normal. On the results page, click Available Online (under Show Only) in the left column. This will limit your results to electronic resources only. Then, to limit your search to eBooks, you can click Books (underResource Type in the left column).

To learn more, go to our eBooks @ Curtinlibguide.


Searching for High Demand items

You can search on your unit name, your lecturer's name or the title of a book, chapter or article to see if it is in our high demand  collection on Level 2 - or online.

Want to borrow a book from the Curtin Law School, Murray Street campus?

A range of your required texts are held at Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) Library. While they cannot be loaned, they are always accessible if you want to do some pre-class reading. 

During trimester, items from other Curtin campus libraries (such as Bentley) can be requested and collected from the CGSB Library, when library staff are in attendance. At other times during trimester, please collect your requested items from CGSB reception. 

For more information, please see the attached brochure.