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Researching Case Law

Find cases by citation

Let's look at an example: Telebooth Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd [1994] 1 VR 337

The citation for this case is: [1994] 1 VR 337

There are two ways you can search using this citation.

Search a case citator

number one  Search a case citator using the Citation field:


In CaseBase:

In FirstPoint:


Search a law report series

number 2  Search the full text of the law report series online.

  • First, use the Legal Abbreviations guide to check what the abbreviation stands for. In this case, VR stands for Victorian Reports
  • Then search the library to link through to that report series and find the case.

  • You will see results for both online and print versions, with the link to access them online.

  • Use the citation to locate the case. For our example; search or browse for a 1994 case, on page 337 of the Victorian Reports.