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Resources available to registered users

The Law Library of Victoria provides exclusive access to the following subscriber-only publications and databases via the Digital Resources A-Z List.

AGIS Plus Text

AGIS is published by Informit in partnership with the Attorney-General’s Information Service Australia. It is a collection of over 140 indexed law and law related journals, including full-text articles. AGIS includes articles from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. It is a useful tool for legal research and includes publications such as Commercial Law Quarterly, Law in Context, and Victorian Bar News.

Australian Law Dictionary (3rd ed)

This dictionary is a key reference for those who need familiarity with - and comprehensive knowledge of - Australian legal terms.

Commonwealth Sentencing Database

This database contains sentencing information for Commonwealth offences. It includes primary sources such as judgments and legislation, and secondary research material such as sentencing statistics and commentary on sentencing principles.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM 5) and Previous Editions (DSM I - IV)

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a classification of mental disorders with associated criteria designed to facilitate more reliable diagnoses of these disorders.

HeinOnline Core (ANZ)

Contains over 1,400 law journal titles in full text including the American Bar Association journals. HeinOnline also includes Australian Law Reform Commission Reports, Canada Supreme Court Reports, English Reports (1220-1867), US primary materials, world famous trials dating back to the early 1700s, legal classics (texts from the 18th & 19th centuries), United Nations Law Collection, and foreign and international law resources.

Lawyers Practice Manual

The Law Library of Victoria is pleased to provide access for Registered Users to the Lawyers Practice Manual on WestLaw AU. This publication is a narrative guide to the practice and procedure of law in Victoria. The manual’s overall aim is to assist practitioners to achieve better and faster outcomes in dealing with a variety of legal issues.

Victorian Courts

Victorian Courts provides comprehensive coverage of all jurisdictions across all Courts and provides practical commentary on legislation and case law. Forms, costs, practice notes, practice directions and key legislation for each jurisdiction is included.