Case notes are an important genre of legal writing. The aim of a case note is to give the reader:
In summary, case notes can help you to contextualise and gain a broader understanding of a case with regard to existing law.
Note that Case Notes are also sometimes called Case Briefs - particularly in the United States.
Case notes can be found in most databases but the range of content can vary greatly so it's a good idea to search multiple databases.
Search for the case citation, in quotation marks, the Boolean operator AND, and the search term case note, also in quotation marks.
For example: "164 CLR 387" AND "case note".
Alternatively, you could use the popular case name or the name of the most relevant party.
For example: "Waltons stores" AND "case note".
You can apply these search strategies to look for case notes in the following databases (hover your mouse pointer over the 'i' symbol next to the database name for additional tips):