1.1. How to use this User
Guide & Guided Tour
This is both a User Guide, an instruction manual for how to browse and search
World Law/DIAL and an online Guided Tour that will take you on an interactive
tour of the main features of World Law/DIAL at the completion of each section of
the User Guide.
• Each time you see a Guided Tour sign, you can stop and follow the
links and instructions for that part of the Tour. It will take you to examples
of the parts of World Law/DIAL that have been described in the preceding
• When you see hypertext links in this Guided Tour, or elsewhere in the
tutorial, they will take you to a separate window in your browser.
• Try it now - click on this link: World Law.
• In the printed version of this Tutorial, any text that is a hypertext
link will appear with underlining.
• This User Guide will work best with the following browser setting:
Underline links should be selected.
The relationship between DIAL and World Law is as follows:
- World Law is a catalog of World Wide Web (WWW) sites concerning law and a
search engine to search the content of those sites. World Law aims to help you
find all types of legal resources located anywhere on the Web. It is a global
legal research facility. World Law is developed and hosted by the
Australasian Legal Information Institute
- DIAL (Development of the Internet for Asian Law) is a major part of World
Law, comprising those parts which are legislation-related (including
legislation, law reform and treaties). DIAL is funded by the
Asian Development Bank (ADB). Those parts of
the system which are part of DIAL display the ADB logo. DIAL also involves
elements which go beyond the building of the World Law system, such as DIAL
Training of government users in selected
Developing Member Countries (DMCs),
DIAL News, the
DIAL User List and the
DIALogue facility to enable
communication between authorised users and expert panelists.