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How to find cases where you have...

If you have the full citation details for a case, use Find that Case@Flinders to quickly locate it.

Search for the abbreviation from the citation.
e.g. if the citation is Mabo v Queensland (No 2) (1992) 175 CLR 1, you would just search for 'CLR'

You will then see:

  • a quick link to the resource online
  • directions as to where you can find the resource in the Law Library

See how it's done - finding a case online

 

See how it's done - finding a case in the Law Library

If you only have the names of the parties involved in a case, you can...

  • use a case citator (see the links below) - search for the party names, and the case citator will give you a full citation of where you can find the case
  • use a casebook on the topic, and look up the case in the Table of Cases (only works for major cases)

You can then use the citation details you find to search Find that Case@Flinders.

 

Case citators

If you only have a popular name for a case, you can...

  • use a legal dictionary (see links below) - these often have an Appendix of popular case names, which will give full citation details
  • use a case citator (see links below) - search for the party names, and the case citator will give you a full citation of where you can find the case
  • use a casebook on the topic, and look up the case in the Table of Cases

You can then use the citation details you find to search Find that Case@Flinders.

 

Legal dictionaries

 

Case citators

If you only have a few brief details of a case, such as

  • a few facts
  • a date
  • a court or judge
  • etc

... you can use a case citator to find the full details of the case (see links below).

Simply type the details you know into the relevant search box - for example

  • type basic facts into the main search box
  • select a date range
  • select the jurisdiction and/or court
  • type the name of the judge into the 'Judge(s)' search box

You can then use the citation details you find to search Find that Case@Flinders.

 

Case citators

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