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Research support for Law PhD students

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

Managing Data

Data management is more that just giving your files and folders meaningful names and backing up your research regularly.
It is important to develop the skills you need to draft a research data management plan. Start your Managing Data @Melbourne six module online training now.

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a reference management application designed to store and manage references. You can also use Zotero to create citations in your documents and create bibliographies, in your chosen citation style.
Zotero can save you time by helping you organise and keep track of your research and in the preparation of your work.

More information and support can be found at these sites:

Law Library Research Workshops on Zotero
Zotero Library guide


The predominant citation style used in Australia for legal materials is the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 4rd edition 2018 (AGLC4). It is published by the student staff of the Melbourne University Law Review (MULR).

For more support information follow this link: Recite: Library

Other legal citation style guides

Legal citation style guides for New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States can be found at this link:  Legal Citation Style Guides

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