1. Introduction to Secondary Sources

2. Textbooks

3. Legal Encyclopedias

4. Government Documents

5. Legal Dictionaries

Secondary Sources – e-Books

Many textbooks can also be located online in PDF format. These "e-books” are made available through commercial subscription services.

The University of Ottawa subscribes to several e-book collections.

The primary benefit of an e-book database is the ability to do a full-text search. However, for this reason, you should use fairly specific and effective keywords to minimize unrelated results!

There are several online e-Book service providers. Get to know as many as you can!