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Primary and Secondary sources

To identify the differences between what is deemed primary sources of the law and what are secondary, is to identify who created the resource.

Primary sources

  • statue law
  • case law

Secondary sources

  • legal encyclopaedias and dictionaries
  • law texts, handbooks, journals, commentaries
  • indexes and digests
  • legal research guides
  • web law portals
  • blogs and wikis
  • websites in general

Source: Macken, C & Dupuche, M. (2012). Law essentials: foundations in Australian Law. Sydney: Thomson Reuters Australia Limited, p. 225.

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