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Secondary sources of law

This guide will assist you in identifying and searching secondary sources of law.


Getting started

Explore this guide for recommended starting and access points to locate secondary sources of law such as books, journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias and commentaries. 


Secondary source: In legal research, textbooks, legal encyclopaedias and periodical articles which provide restatements of law, often with associated commentary. Secondary sources are contrasted with the primary sources of the law (cases and legislation).

- LexisNexis, Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary

Guides of interest

Australian Guide to Legal Citation

This guide will help you understand how to reference in the AGLC style.

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This guide will assist you in researching and locating primary sources of law.

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