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Law and Society: Databases & Journals

Getting Started in the Library

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Google Scholar

Activate FindIt@UWA links in Google Scholar to access the UWA full text version of articles.  Once activated, you will see FindIt@UWA links - click these and the online, UWA databases will be searched for you.

To activate the FindIt@UWA feature in Google Scholar when off campus:

1.   Go to Google Scholar

2.   Click the option icon (the small white cog in the top right hand corner of the screen)

3.   Select Scholarly preferences

4.   Scroll down the Library Links box and search for University of Western Australia (or UWA, or University of WA)

5.   Tick the checkbox for the option The University of Western Australia (FindIt@UWA)

6.   Click Save Preferences

Assignment date calculator

Enter the due date into the Assignment Date Calculator to get an instant plan of attack with links to advice and resources.

Assignment date calculator


Welcome to the subject guide for the Law and Society major

This guide will help you find books, cases, legislation and useful websites for your studies

On this page you find out more about the different ways in which you can find journal articles

  • Lecturers will place important journal articles in Course Material Online
  • Or you can sign in to OneSearch to find journal articles and books
  • For more in-depth research use journal databases 

Search for a journal by title using inverted commas: "Australian law Journal" or search by topic: "criminal justice" and law

Visit the Books page to view our OneSearch video tutorial

Find journal articles in databases

Search these databases to find key journal articles written by law academics and legal practicitioners on your assignment topic. 

Reading and citing journal articles will help you get a better mark for your assignment.

More databases

For journal articles from other jurisdcitions try searching any of these:

Online Newspaper Databases - Current News