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This guide is essential for every law student. Learn how to undertake legal research using quick and simple methods.

Welcome to the Legal Research Guide or "CDU's Awesome Guide to Research Law the Easy Way"

Learning how to undertake legal research is integral to your skills as a law student and are a vital skill to the legal professional. This tutorial is designed for law student to introduce you to the concepts of legal research and to teach you the practical skills of finding and analysing information.

Work through the tabs at the top to become a super legal researcher. Learn how to start your research by analysing your legal problem, learn how to find case law using a variety of different methods and find legislation in a few clicks. 

As well as locating the primary sources of the law such as case law and legislation this guide will also introduce you to finding secondary sources such as law books and online journal articles. The tutorial will also assist you to avoid plagiarism and losing those valuable marks in assignments.

Each section of this tutorial is interactive and has videos and live search activities to test your knowledge.  You will see instructions such as:  Scrolling, Open, Click on, Browse, Select, Locate & Read that will help you start researching.

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