Case law is simply defined as the body of law set out in judicial decisions. Cases are generally heard in courts of law.
A case citation is a reference to a legal case in published law reports. You will need this in order to locate the report of a case.
It generally includes the
Anwar Siraj and Another v Ting Kang Chung John  1 SLR 1026
Identify legal abbreviations using these online and print sources:
* Librarian's preferred choice for non-Singapore sources
Example. If you have a case citation, like Salmah v Chop Chin Guan Hong  SSLR 172:
Step 1. Identify the legal abbreviation in the citation using an index.
For Singapore cases, use the Singapore Legal Abbreviations index. In this example, SSLR stands for the Straits Settlements Law Reports.
Step 2. Run a Title Search for the law report in LINC:
Step 3. Select the relevant title from the results list.
Step 4. Once in the record, determine the location of the relevant volume.
Step 5. Once you have retrieved the relevant volume from the shelves, turn to the first page of the report, which in this case is page 172.
A selection of websites, mainly from common law jurisdictions, which provide open access to court judgments and awards are listed below.
For ASEAN countries, refer to the ASEAN Law Resources LibGuide.
Guidance on finding case law: