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How do I find books and other resources?

For information about how to locate other useful resources, see the wiki page about the library in general.

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Key texts on NZ law

These texts provide a good overview of the concepts and systems associated with law:


Study guides, student companions, etc

The Law Library has revision guides for a number of areas of law. Here is a list of the current editions of student companions and guides.


Commentaries are:

Commentaries explain what the law is about, and are excellent for research because they provide cross-references to other useful sources. Entries in an online commentary usually include links to important cases or legislation where they appear in the same database.

Databases that include New Zealand legal commentary

Commentary in LexisNexis NZ

Commentary by Act
Duration 3m 38s
  • The Compendium link.
  • Linked commentary sections.

Keyword searching
Duration 4m 44s

  • Searching several commentaries at once.
  • Searching individual commentaries.
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