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Nemes and Cossí Effective Legal Research, 6th edition
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Nemes and Cossí Effective Legal Research, 6th edition

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Published May 2015 (LexisNexis)
ISBN: 9780409339208. Soft Cover.
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Bott, B; Talbot-Stokes, R.

This practical book is an indispensable guide to mastering the techniques and strategies that are vital for successful legal research and writing. The authors canvass a wide variety of electronic and print-based resources relevant to Australian law and provide worked examples based on contextual problems.

Nemes and Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 6th edition is an indispensable guide to mastering the techniques and strategies that are vital for successful legal research and writing. The authors canvass a wide variety of electronic and print-based resources relevant to Australian law and provide worked examples based on contextual problems and pointers to potential dangers. Helpful illustrations, flowcharts and diagrams familiarise readers with the environment in which they will be undertaking research.


The sixth edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect current research methods. It also includes additional content on plagiarism and offers an extended focus on researching using international sources.

Citation information has been extended to assist researchers to produce clear, well-referenced writing conforming to the widely adopted 3rd edition of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.


Features 

     •     A practical approach with numerous learning features
     •     Encourages development of essential research and writing skills
     •     AGLC compliance supports understanding of the referencing system required for law studies

AUTHOR

Bruce Bott is a retired law librarian of thirty years’ experience and lecturer. 

Ruth Talbot-Stokes is the Faculty Librarian for Education and Arts in the Academic and Global Relations Division, University of Newcastle and worked as the university’s law librarian for more than ten years.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction: The Essentials 
2. Citation and Effective Legal Writing 
3. Strategy and Technique
4. Database Searching
5. Internet-based Research
6. Secondary Sources
7. Legislation
8. Case Law
9. An International Perspective

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