About the guide
This guide brings together the essential resources for studying Preliminary and HSC Legal Studies into one place. These resources will help you to find relevant legislation, cases, journal articles, research papers and media reports that you can use to support your research.
Where to begin your research
Always start your research with the 'Begin your Preliminary and HSC legal studies research' tab. Here you'll find resources to help you to develop an understanding about your topic. Explore the other tabs to dive deeper into your topic.
The law is constantly changing and finding current information is vital. Use newspapers, journals, legislation, cases and government reports to find the latest information.
How to access resources
We've added icons next to each resource so you know where you can use them. You will need to sign up for a Library card to use most resources in the guide.
|In the Library, or anywhere if you are a NSW resident with a Library card|
|Only in the Library|
|Publicly available – you don't need a Library card|
HSC at the Library
Find the Library's HSC Info area on Lower Ground 2 in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room. This is where you'll find HSC resources such as study guides. We also have resources in other areas of the Library including stack storage. Search the Library's catalogue to request material from stack storage.
Find out more about HSC programs and resources at the Library.
Keep up to date
Keep up to date with the latest developments in law with the Find Legal Answers blog.
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