Module 1 Introduction
Legal information resources are either primary or secondary.
- Primary sources are original materials, documented and reported on around the time of an event.
- Secondary sources analyse and interpret primary sources. Secondary sources in law include books, journal and newspaper articles about the law.
This tutorial concentrates on primary sources and demonstrates how to locate legislation and cases.
Successful Searching tutorial provides information on secondary sources, covering locating books and journals articles, general research techniques, and tools to help you find and manage information effectively.
A good place to start looking for primary legal sources is the e-Resources subject guide to Law on the Western Sydney University Library website: http://subjectguides.library.uws.edu.au/law.
View a demonstration on How to find law resources