I'm looking for an explanation of a law (secondary source). Where do I start?

Secondary sources in the field of law offer analysis, commentary, or restatements of primary law, and are used to help locate and explain primary sources of law. Law dictionaries, legal encyclopedias, law journal articles, treatises, looseleafs, and legal directories are examples of secondary sources.

The Law Library of Congress has published an online research guide providing an overview of these types of materials, aimed at the beginning legal researcher. Researchers can visit Legal Research: A Guide to Secondary Resources to start their research.

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