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Australia: legal resources: Citator & Digest

Key Number System in Westlaw Au

"Westlaw identifies points of law in cases and organises them by topic and key number. Experienced legal editors have read, summarised and classified case law by topic and subtopics that represent specific points of law. Each point of law is assigned a unique number, called a Key Number. When you click a Key Number link, you will retrieve the case digests classified to that particular Key Number.
"Search all Key Number Topic and Sub Topic Titles using the Title Search to retrieve links to the most relevant Key Number topics and sub topics for your search terms.
If instead you want to search the text of the case digests directly, use the Search Key Number System search box at the top of the page."

CaseBase in LexisLibrary

"CaseBase is a powerful, easy-to-use case citator and annotator covering over 100 Pacific and international report series, journals and unreported decisions from all major Australian and New Zealand courts and selected tribunals ... [it indicates] subsequent treatment of a case by other judgments, links to reports, journals and LawNow legislation, and alert flags notifying when a matter has a pending appeal (for selected Au jurisdictions - ACT, VIC, NT, WA and matters appealed to the HCA).
Case entries include case details (name, date decided, judges, court and citation), parallel citations, CaseBase signals which summarise the subsequent judicial consideration the case has received, a list of cases that have subsequently considered the case, a list of cases considered in the case, judicially considered words and phrases, catchwords, digests, articles considering the case, and, for online subscribers, a link to the full text of the decision or articles cited where available.
CaseBase is also an excellent bibliographic reference, with catchworded and annotated article entries covering over 100 journals from the Asia-Pacific Region."

If you don't have an Oxford SSO

The Digest shelved at KZ4 on Level 1 is a print service which helps English lawyers keep track of major case law developments in Australia among other common law countries.