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Free Legal Research Resources: Secondary Sources

Using Secondary Sources

Secondary sources help to define the law and explain how the pieces, such as cases and statutes, fit together. They give you a starting point, and often have citations to the primary sources you need. 

Legal Encyclopedia

A legal encyclopedia is a comprehensive set of brief articles on legal topics. 

Legal Dictionary

A law dictionary is a dictionary designed to provide information about terms used the legal field. 

Law Reviews & Journals