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1 HSC Legal Studies at the State Library 2013

2 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

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4 Students and teachers need: Legislation Cases Media reports: –Newspaper articles –Magazine and journal articles International instruments and documents –Readable and understandable –Current –Accurate

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15 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

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19 Demonstrating logging into databases

20 If you have a password and you have forgotten it:

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27 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.

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31 Demonstrating logging into databases Don’t set password – leave blank

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38 Law reform in action – other topics?

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54 type in kathleen folbigg and murder and trial

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62 Citing legislation  Legislation: –Name of act, year, jurisdiction example: Crimes Act 1900 NSW s 18

63 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

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70 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

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72 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

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74 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


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