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Researching Case Law

Case Citators

A case citator is an index of cases containing a brief summary of the case. 

Details found in a citator record include:

  • case history
  • cases cited
  • cases citing
  • parallel citations (i.e. the same case in different law reports)
  • legislation judicially considered
  • (sometimes) the full text of a case

We subscribe to two case citators through Deakin Library:

CaseBase via Lexis Advance. Includes cases from international jurisdictions.

FirstPoint via Westlaw AU. Includes a subject classification with the case summary, to enable you to easily locate similar cases.

You also have access to two freely available citators:


BarNet Jade

Case Citators: What are they and which one should I use?

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