1. Introduction to Secondary Sources

2. Textbooks

3. Legal Encyclopedias

4. Government Documents

5. Legal Dictionaries

Secondary Sources – What are Secondary Sources?

Materials written by experts that summarize, discuss, explain, interpret and sometimes critique case law and legislation are found in:

Often referred to as legal commentary, you will find that secondary sources are vital preliminary tools designed to help you:

Remember, only case law and legislation are primary sources of law!