How to find journal articles
1. Search for information in a journal which you know exists already
2. Do a database search to find what information is out there, and in what
Top 3 databases for contract law
• AGIS Plus Text
AGIS Plus Text
Once you've entered the database, enter your keywords.
***Remember that using quotation marks creates a phrase search which forces
the terms together when searching
Example of a journal article from AGIS Plus Text
Another example of a journal article from AGIS Plus Text
If the full text is still not available via this link, go back to the homepage, and
check under the “journal” tab by entering the name of the journal (ie. New
Zealand Law Journal). This will tell you if there is another online source, or
print is available. It is worth following through to check.
CCH – Australian Contract Law
Example of a search: “good faith” and commercial
If you have particular cases to look up, CaseBase is a good place to start.
Here are some examples:
Burger King Corporation v Hungry Jacks  NSWCA 187
Specialist Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd v Healthscope Pty Ltd
 VSCA 175
Arhanghelschi v Ussher  VSC 253
Hint: This case has been reported in the New South Wales Law Reports
(2001) 69 NSWLR 558. You should use the reported version in preference
to the AustLII version  NSWCA 187.
Note that there are case notes about this case listed in CaseBase
(Publications referring to this case).
Each case has a signal at the end of the citation, which gives an indication of the
current treatment of that case. By clicking onto the “signal help” you will get a
guide to interpreting the signals.