Not sure where to start your legal research? Consider secondary sources! Along with providing a general overview of a topic, secondary sources often contain a rich library of citations and resources that you can use to find additional books and articles on a particular subject.
Secondary sources include:
Law journals and law reviews are collections of articles written by law scholars, lawyers, and students on a specific topic. Not only do they provide analysis of issues, but the citation list and referenced works may provide you with additional direction as you research. It's important to note, however, that many law review articles are written and edited by law students who may lack first-hand experience that practicing law brings.
Reading Today's Paper:
We use library databases to access newspapers instead of going directly to the newspaper's website. These databases allow you to search multiple news sources simultaneously, provide better search engines, stable links, and access to newspaper archives.
Databases that provide access to major newspapers' archives from the 20th century. You will find archived newspapers from the 19th century and earlier our Databases A-Z.