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Doctrinal Legal Research: A Library-Based Research

Doctrinal Legal Research: A Library-Based Research
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Author(s): Gaurav Shukla (University of the South Pacific, Fiji)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 14
Source title: Social Research Methodology and Publishing Results: A Guide to Non-Native English Speakers
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Candauda Arachchige Saliya (Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6859-3.ch015


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This chapter is an attempt to provide a basic understanding to law researchers of doctrinal legal research. The chapter is drafted in such a manner that it will give a systematic approach to acquainted with the doctrinal legal research. It includes the brief historical background, purpose, and steps to conduct doctrinal legal research, tools that are used, advantages and limitations, and summing up with a conclusion. The author has tried his best effort to give all the relevant tools, however, there were limitations due to the huge expansion of information and technology, e.g. social media. These limitations restrain the author to stick to more traditional tools of research.

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