UK Historical Newspapers
Court cases and commentary were often reported in newspapers of the time. The resources below contain digitised copies historical newspapers.
Australian Historical Newspapers
Newspapers are sometimes the only publicly available record of a court case, especially for cases heard in the lower courts such as the Magistrates and County Court, or cases tried by a jury in any court.
Source: State Library of Victoria
The resources below provide access to historical national, regional and local newspapers.
UK Historical Journals and Indexes
Journals may contain reports or commentary on legal issues. Some sources are listed below.
Australian Historical Journals
Indexes can be useful to trace historical journal articles.
Sources of historical Australian journals include:
Finding Journal Articles
Indexes can be used to trace historical journal articles. Several relevant indexing databases are available: