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Why and How to Use Secondary Sources

Recorded by Diane Murley, SIU Law Library, January 2006


Listen to Why and How to Use Secondary Sources. Duration of audio: ~16.5 minutes.

You can follow along with the transcript. The times in the outline below indicate the point in the recording when that topic begins.

  1. Secondary = About the Law (0:29)
  2. Advantages to starting your research with a secondary source (1:40)
  3. Other advantages to using secondary sources (2:18)
  4. Different secondary sources are better for different purposes (2:54)
  5. Types of secondary sources (3:11)
    • chart from Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist, Just Research 21 (Aspen 2005)
  6. Law reviews, law journals, and other legal periodical articles (3:52)
    1. Online indexes: LegalTrac and WilsonWeb (4:28)
    2. Print indexes: Current Law Index and Index to Legal Periodicals (7:05)
    3. Other resources (7:40)
  7. Treatises (8:51)
    1. Types of treatises (9:04)
    2. Resources for treatises (10:26)
  8. Encyclopedias (11:30)
  9. American Law Reports (12:12)
    1. ALR annotations (12:20)
    2. ALR series and sets (13:35)
    3. Finding annotations by topic (14:24)

 

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