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Legal Research: Secondary Sources: Books


Shelf with books

Books and chapters from a book may provide authoritative, scholarly and comprehensive treatment of topics, including references to relevant cases, legislation, other books and articles. Pictured above are law books available for borrowing on the 'New Books' shelf in the main foyer, level 3 of the Melbourne Law Library.

Can't find the book you want?

If you can't find the book you want:

  • Request the book be delivered from another university library to the library branch of your choice using BONUS+
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  • Get a CAVAL card and borrow the book from another university library in Victoria.
  • Search for the book in another Australian library using TROVE.
  • Request the book via Interlibrary Loan if you are a postgraduate student or staff member.

You could try searching for the book on Google Books where you can browse by subject, and some books are available in fulltext.  WorldCat is a global network of library content offering access to library records, location information and book reviews.

Books and ebooks on your topic

You can search for books using the Library catalogue using keyword, title, author, author and title, subject or call number.  You can limit your search to include only those resources held at the Law Library.

You can search the Library catalogue for ebooks using a keyword search.  To read an ebook click: 'Connect to electronic book'. You will need your University of Melbourne username and password.