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COVID 19 Research Resources
COVID-19 has had many impacts across our community and within legal practice. The resources below provide access to COVID-19 and coronavirus related content.
Services available to all members of the community
- BRILL has opened access to books and articles on COVID-19 and coronavirus related content. This collection can be accessed online at https://www2.brill.com/COVID-19_Collection.
- COVID-19 AND THE LAW OF AUSTRALIA, written by Emrys Nekvapil, Maya Narayan and Stephanie Brenker, is an online textbook, providing guidance on the laws made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This text is intended to provide readers with succinct, timely and accurate information about the interaction of COVID-19 and the law of Australia. The book is accessible online at https://covid19-law.com.au/index.html.
- COVID-19 ISSUE OF MEDICINE AND LAW (Hein Online journal) is available free online at https://heinonline.org/HeinDocs/medicine-and-law/covid19-pandemic-june-2020.pdf.
- ELSEVIER ScienceDirect has made more than 21,000 coronavirus related content freely available for 6 months online at https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center?dgcid=_SD_banner.
- LEGAL AID VICTORIA Legal issues to do with the COVID-19 coronavirus and where Victorians can get help at https://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/find-legal-answers/covid-19-coronavirus.
- LEXISNEXIS provides insights on legal and emerging legislative issues at https://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en/COVID19.
- OXFORD University Press leading journals are freely accessible online via https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/coronavirus.
- PUBMED Central biomedical and life science articles are freely accessible during this time and accessible online via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/.
- SAGE has removed subscription gateways to articles related to COVID-19. A full list of articles can be viewed online at https://journals.sagepub.com/coronavirus.
- SUPREME COURT OF VICTORIA is following State and Commonwealth government advice regarding COVID-19. View this information online at https://www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au/news/coronavirus-information.
- THOMSON REUTERS COVID-19 resource center at https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/resources/covid-19.html.
- TAYLOR & FRANCIS has made relevant research articles free to access. Articles are added to the site daily and can be accessed online at https://www.tandfonline.com/page/covid19.
- WOLTERS KLUWERS Legal at https://www.wolterskluwercentral.com.au/category/covid-19.
Judgments on COVID-19 available at the Law Library of Victoria
During COVID-19 restrictions, the Law Library of Victoria is a fully digital service. You can search for COVID-19 judgments via the Law Library of Victoria catalogue and Law Library of Victoria website.
The Judicial College of Victoria has created a resource which tracks the developing impact of the pandemic on the common law and the application of general principles. View online at https://www.judicialcollege.vic.edu.au/news/coronavirus-jurisprudence-0. Also on this website is a link to Coronavirus cases, which provides further information about cases impacted by COVID-19.
Coronavirus and the Courts
The coronavirus pandemic is having a substantial impact on courts all around Australia. The Judicial College of Victoria has created a resource to help courts, and court users, understand the different practices that have been put in place across the jurisdictions. View online at https://www.judicialcollege.vic.edu.au/news/coronavirus-and-courts.