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Making the Most of Free Resources

Making the Most of Free Resources

Date & TimeTuesday 11 February 2020 10am–12pm
Format Legal Research Training





CPD Units 2
  • Professional Skills
Venue LIV Library, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Learn how to find credible resources more efficiently with this workshop. Our experienced librarian will show you which websites are most reliable for finding both case law and legislation, and will highlight some of the materials you have access to using your LIV membership.

Further details below.

Further Details

  • Full Description

    The most popular of the LIV library’s research sessions, this workshop is designed for those who want to find out what useful information is available to them at no cost. You will learn which websites are the most reliable for finding both case law and legislation, giving you ample opportunities to enhance your research skills and find credible resources more efficiently. This workshop will also give you a better idea of what the limitations of certain sites are and what materials you can source using your membership at the LIV library.

  • Presenter

    Tasia Mitsinikos, Library Manager, Law Institute of Victoria

    Tasia has worked in legal and specialist libraries, such as the Department of Justice, for 17 years. Her work at the LIV includes assisting members with research requests. She also conducts group and individual training sessions on different aspects of legal research, including case law and legislation.

  • Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this session, you will know how to:

    • search for cases and their subsequent consideration
    • find cases considering a section of an act
    • search for authorised, up-to-date legislation and superseded legislation
    • locate extrinsic material such as explanatory memoranda and second reading speeches
    • obtain freely available journal articles.