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Getting Started in Research for a Thesis: Locate

This guide will help law PhD and MPhil students to begin their legal research using the University Library's resources

Locate and refine the information

  • You have identified keywords, developed a search strategy and now it is time to run your search!
  • Remember Field searching, eg limit to your keywords to 'Abstract', 'Subject' and 'Commentary Heading' fields.
  • To check the help screens of your databases for help on constructing your search, for example, on how to conduct proximity searching.
  • Click on different sub tabs under this page to see how to find
  • And avoid relying solely on electronic materials, in law hardcopy sources are also important.