Nemes and Coss’ Effective Legal Research


Authors: Bruce Butt • Jill Cowley • Lynette Falconer
ISBN: 9780409321647
Published: 2006

Category: Product ID: 10816


The third edition of Nemes and Coss’Effechve Legal Research marks another step in the evolution of this well-established book, with the introduction of a new authoring team, a modernised format and substantial updating of the subject matter.

This work continues to emphasize techniques and strategies that are vital for successful legal research. The text includes helpful illustrations, flowcharts and diagrams to familiarise readers with the environment in which they will be undertaking research.

The work canvasses a wide variety of print-based and electronic research resources relevant to Australian law. The authors have provided both descriptive and critical instruction in the employment of these resources, with worked examples based on contextual problems and pointers to potential dangers.

Common errors, handy hints and real life scenarios punctuate the text. In addition, the layout has been modified to ensure ease of navigation throughout the broad range of information provided. Citation advice is now more consistent with the widely adopted Australian Guide to Legal Citation.

Bruce Bott is the Law Librarian and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Previous appointments include foundation Law Librarian, Bond University and Court Librarian, Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Jill Cowley is a Lecturer at Southern Cross University. Jill has a Bachelor of Arts, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education/Librarianship and a Bachelor of Legal Studies. Lynette Falconer is the Associate Law Librarian, University of New South Wales Library. She has taught legal research courses at the University of New South Wales and has been a Reference Librarian in the Law Library for 10 years.


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