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HCS221 & HCS532 Research Skills Guide: Secondary sources

Gather background information using Secondary Sources

Secondary sources of law provide information about the law. They summarise the area of law, focus on relevant issues and list other relevant resources in the footnotes.

Use secondary sources to hone down to the specific information you need. From there you will be directed to the relevant primary source material (legislation and case law).

Secondary resources include:

  • Legal dictionaries
  • Legal encyclopaedias
  • Books
  • Journal articles

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