1. Start with secondary sources, which will cite significant cases on the topic.
2. Find relevant journal articles, use topic keywords to search:
3. Use commentaries on the topic, such as those on CCH, Lexis Advance Pacific and Westlaw AU. You can find these databases on the Law Library website Research Databases by Type page under the section 'Commentary'.
4. In addition to using secondary sources:
Beware: the case law databases will find many cases, but not all will be significant - use books, articles and commentaries to ensure the importance of the case.
Secondary Sources are the best place to start if you are looking for the most important cases on a topic. Following are recommended approaches for finding the most important cases on a topic: