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Law: Research Effectively with Secondary Sources

Using secondary sources is often the most efficient way to do legal research. They provide analysis by legal scholars and citations to the most important court cases relevant to the point(s) of law you are researching.


In addition to general law encyclopedias and law reviews, commentary on the law is available in many other sources. These resources will provide you with background and analysis of legal topics, as well as citations to many of the most important laws, regulations, and court cases on your topic.