Finding print resources
Use the Catalogue standard search to find titles, authors or subjects.
- If you get too many results, use the Narrow search options (at the right of the page) to display only the items you’re interested in
- If you need to widen your search, click on subject headings in an item’s Catalogue record to find other material related to that subject.
Although you can’t browse the Library’s shelves in person, you can use the Catalogue to browse by title, author, subject or Dewey number.
To search for general works about Australian law, select the Browse alphabetically tab, then subjects. Some examples are:
Don't forget to look for journals published on the topic of Australian law. You can find them in the Catalogue using the subject heading:
Many journals found in the Catalogue have links to an online journal. These are also available in electronic databases through the Library's eResources, or on the internet. Content may be full text or abstract information only.
To search for works about a particular aspect of law, add the topic to your search; for example:
A guide to selected types of Australian government publications, including legislation, Hansards, gazettes and Parliamentary Papers, with links to online resources and information about the holdings of Australia's National, State and Territory libraries.
- Locate the material you need through the GovPubs list, you can search by State or type of publication.
- Click on the link which shows the item and date you need.
- Select NLA to find the "Amicus number" and use this in the National Library Catalogue search.
- You can then request the item you need. Make sure you add the date you require to your request.
Please note that GovPubs is no longer being maintained and updated. It is still a useful guide to printed publications and includes tips on where to find items in State Libraries and the National Library.