Search

Use the Search feature to conduct a keyword search across the Legal Online products. Enter your search term(s) into the box, deselect products you do not wish to search by clearing the check box(s), and then click Search.

A summary of results will be displayed, simply click on the relevant product in the results summary to view a list of retrieved documents.

Note: Only products available in the new user interface that you currently subscribe to will be listed here. These may include: FirstPoint, The Laws of Australia, Online Commentaries and the Australian Legal Journals Index

Eg1: To search for the terms balance of convenience
Enter: "balance of convenience" into the search box and click Search

Eg2: To search for the terms punitive damages
Enter: punitive damages into the search box and click Search

Eg1: To search for the terms unfair dismissal and contract
Enter: unfair dismissal and contract into the search box and click Search

In addition, special Boolean operators may be used:

Operators Example Result
AND Liability damages
Liability and damages
Liability & damages
Finds items with both liability and damages
OR Contract or agreement
Contract | agreement
Finds items with either contract, agreement or both
NOT bankruptcy not liquidation Finds items that contains bankruptcy but not liquidation
"" "defamatory meaning" Finds items that contains the phrase defamatory meaning
Unordered Proximity "trade practices act 51AC"@10 Finds items with trade, practices, act, and 51AC within 10 words, in any order
Single character wildcard ? Authori?e Finds items with authorize, authorise. Note: The use of a question mark ? is not permitted within quotation marks when searching for a phrase. For example "authori?ed personnel" is incorrect.
Multiple character wildcard * Corp* Finds items with corp, corporate, corporation etc. Note: The use of an asterisk * to truncate a term is not permitted within quotation marks when searching for a phrase. For example "corp* law" is incorrect.