Secondary Sources

A secondary source: the Mississippi Legal Encyclopedia

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources provide summarizations and explanations of primary sources, or the law, and provide references to those primary sources. These references may be to case law, administrative law, or other secondary sources like law journal/review articles or encyclopedias. Secondary sources are mostly subject area specific. Some examples of secondary sources are Restatements of the law, treatises, law review or journal articles, American Law Reports (ALR) annotations, and encyclopedias.