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Law: Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are legal materials containing discussions about the law or legal commentary. 
Materials include: Journal articles, books, digests, legal encyclopaedia, loose-leaf publications, extrinsic materials (about legislation) and online services.

The main databases containing legal journal articles are:

 

The following multidisciplinary journal article databases may also be helpful in your research:

The Law Topic Resources pages provide details of ebooks/books related to specific areas of law.

You can also search for ebooks / books about the law in ECU's Library catalogue.

  • Filter your search results to ebooks by selecting ebook under the 'Format' filters.

Other useful ebook collections, include:

Extrinsic materials assist with understanding the intent and interpretation of legislation, and include:

The Law Library of Victoria provides a useful list of sources for Explanatory Memoranda:

  • Australian Parliamentary Library - Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry
    includes all Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry (the nomenclature varies) appointed by the Australian Government from 1902 (not States or Territories).
     
  • AustLii - 253 Commonwealth Royal Commission Reports (1902-2020)
    This database contains reports of the Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry appointed by the Australian Government - based on materials from the Australian Parliamentary Library.