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Law: secondary sources

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


'Among the publications which are valuable starting points for research purposes, and which are clearly important secondary sources, the principal tools are legal dictionaries, especially if you know nothing or very little about a topic. A standard legal dictionary will usually provide a paragraph summary of the relevant term along with primary sources references.'

- Bruce Bott and Ruth Talbot-Stokes, Nemes and Coss' Effective Legal Research (LexisNexis, 8th ed, 2021) 127.

Legal dictionaries - online

Legal dictionaries - print