Note that OneSearch is NOT able to search within the key legal databases
To find cases, journal articles, or other materials within these databases, you will need to access the databases directly. You can find links to them in OneSearch or on the Law subject guide pages.
What are secondary sources?
Common law draws a distinction between primary and secondary sources of law.
Primary sources of law are legislation and case law. Secondary sources are just about everything else, for example:
Secondary sources interpret and comment upon the law. They are sometimes collectively refered to as legal Commentary.
Why do I need them?
It's pretty obvious really, now that you know what they are. They are great research aids and help you to understand the basics of legal topics. They are also fantastic at providing references to key legislation and leading cases on assignment topics.
Where are they?
Many secondary sources can be found through: