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Legal Research

Secondary sources

This guide will provide detailed information on how to find secondary sources in legal databases, including:

  • legal dictionaries and encylopedias
  • journal articles
  • legal commentary
  • newspapers
  • court and model forms, precedents, and court fees.

Secondary sources are sources that help you gain a broader understanding of a legal issue, as well as provide details on how the cases and legislation you are researching relate. They can also help you identify relevant primary sources, such as cases and legislation. They can include books, journal articles, commentaries, and newspapers.

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