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Criminal Law (LAW103)
Legal Research
Charlotte Gill/ Rita Lam
Research Librarian, Law
August 2015
© Copyright 2015 Singapo...
 Locating books and journals
 Locating case law
 Locating legislation
 Locating parliamentary debates / Hansards
 Eva...
Plagiarism
© Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
http://researchguide...
Terms & Connectors
Connect the terms in a
way search engines can
process them.
© Copyright 2008-2009Singapore Management U...
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Phrase
 Phrase Search – us...
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AND
 Boolean AND
X AND Y
both X and...
Library Search - Articles
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Article Search
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Refine by topic
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Topic- Capital Punishment
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To view the article
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To view the article
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Full text
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LawNet
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[2000] 0 SJLS 560
Locating a specific article in
LawNet
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Locating a specific article in LawNet
© Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Re...
Locating a specific article in LawNet
© Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Re...
© Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
© Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
Searching for articles around a
topic in LawNet
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Searching around a topic
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© Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
Filters
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Filter> Category>Journals
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© Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
Searching for Singapore cases
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Locate:
S Balakrishnan & Anor v Public Prosecutor
[2005] 4 SLR(R) 249
This is a reported case.
Locating Singapore Cases
© ...
LawNet – Citation Search
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Neutral Citation
Locate:
Public Prosecutor v Chui Kuo Kwong
[2014] SGDC 316
This is an unreported case.
© Copyright 2011 S...
Reading citations
Neutral citation
Year of decision Court Sequential
Number
[2007] SGHC 24
This is a system of citation wh...
Malayan Law Journal
Locate
Abdullah v R
[1954] MLJ 195
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Searching for cases
around a topic in LawNet
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Searching for cases around a topic
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Searching for cases around a topic
© Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reser...
Refining search
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Unpublished Cases
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News
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Factiva
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India
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Lexis Singapore
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Locating Indian Cases
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Indian Case
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Criminal Law Guide
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 Criminal Law Research Guide
 Start with secondary sources
 Case law: reported, unreported
and unpublished
 News
 Ind...
Q&A
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  1. 1. Criminal Law (LAW103) Legal Research Charlotte Gill/ Rita Lam Research Librarian, Law August 2015 © Copyright 2015 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved Slides prepared by Charlotte Gill
  2. 2.  Locating books and journals  Locating case law  Locating legislation  Locating parliamentary debates / Hansards  Evaluating online information  Plagarism LIBLAW(LAW104) Basic Legal Research Skills
  3. 3. Plagiarism © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved http://researchguides.smu.edu.sg/plagiarism_law
  4. 4. Terms & Connectors Connect the terms in a way search engines can process them. © Copyright 2008-2009Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved 25 August 2
  5. 5. © Copyright 2008-2009Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved Phrase  Phrase Search – use “__” E.g. “poison pill” means the words must appear in the specified order. 25 August 2
  6. 6. © Copyright 2008-2009Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights AND  Boolean AND X AND Y both X and Y must be present negligence AND causation YX 25 August 2015
  7. 7. Library Search - Articles © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Article Search © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Refine by topic © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. Topic- Capital Punishment © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. To view the article © Copyright 2015 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. To view the article © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. Full text © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. LawNet © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. [2000] 0 SJLS 560 Locating a specific article in LawNet © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. Locating a specific article in LawNet © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. Locating a specific article in LawNet © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  20. 20. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  21. 21. Searching for articles around a topic in LawNet © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. Searching around a topic © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  23. 23. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. Filters © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  25. 25. Filter> Category>Journals © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  26. 26. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  27. 27. Searching for Singapore cases © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  28. 28. Locate: S Balakrishnan & Anor v Public Prosecutor [2005] 4 SLR(R) 249 This is a reported case. Locating Singapore Cases © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  29. 29. LawNet – Citation Search © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  30. 30. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  31. 31. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  32. 32. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  33. 33. Neutral Citation Locate: Public Prosecutor v Chui Kuo Kwong [2014] SGDC 316 This is an unreported case. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  34. 34. Reading citations Neutral citation Year of decision Court Sequential Number [2007] SGHC 24 This is a system of citation where each written judgment from a particular level of court is assigned a sequential number, starting from 1 at the beginning of each calendar year. Singapore Neutral Citations: SGCA – Court of appeal SGDC – District Court SGFC – Family Court SGHC – High Court SGJC – Juvenile Court SGMC – Magistrates Court SGSC – Supreme Court SGSCT – Small Claims Tribunal
  35. 35. Malayan Law Journal Locate Abdullah v R [1954] MLJ 195 © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  36. 36. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  37. 37. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  38. 38. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  39. 39. Searching for cases around a topic in LawNet © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  40. 40. Searching for cases around a topic © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  41. 41. Searching for cases around a topic © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  42. 42. Refining search © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  43. 43. Unpublished Cases © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  44. 44. News © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  45. 45. Factiva © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  46. 46. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  47. 47. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  48. 48. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  49. 49. India © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  50. 50. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  51. 51. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  52. 52. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  53. 53. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  54. 54. Lexis Singapore © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  55. 55. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  56. 56. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  57. 57. Locating Indian Cases © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  58. 58. Indian Case © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  59. 59. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  60. 60. © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  61. 61. Criminal Law Guide © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved
  62. 62.  Criminal Law Research Guide  Start with secondary sources  Case law: reported, unreported and unpublished  News  India resources © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/TakeAway-cover.png
  63. 63. Q&A © Copyright 2011 Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library. All Rights Reserved

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