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Family law

Finding the full text of a journal article

When you have a reference to a journal article check the ANU Library catalogue to find the journal online or in print.Follow the steps below :

  • Make a note of the full citation
  • Look up the title in an abbreviations list
  • Search the ANU Library catalogue for the journal title
  • Click on the link to the journal if available or note the location information for journals that are held in print.
  • Once you have clicked on an online link you will need to browse or search for your article. (You will not be linked directly to it).

Where to find abbreviations:


Selected databases for locating family law research are listed below.  To find relevant journal articles you may need to search one or more databases. Some of these databases provide full-text access to journal articles while others provide an index of the available literature.

To select the appropriate database or index you should consider the jurisdiction and the topic, for example, if you are only looking for Australian articles you will return more specific results when you search an Australian database.

Please remember that journal articles are NOT found in the ANU Library catalogue. 

For a more complete list of legal databases covering secondary sources click here.

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