Secondary Sources in Law

secondary source is one that was created later by someone that did not experience firsthand or participate in the events in which the author is writing about. Secondary sources often summarize, interpret, analyze or comment on information found in primary sources.

Common examples of secondary sources include:

  • Books
  • Biographies
  • Essays
  • Encyclopedias
  • Journal articles 


Find Books on the Supreme Court

You can find material on the Supreme Court through the UHV Library catalog, which will find things like books, ebooks, streaming videos and more.

Keywords to try:

"supreme court"

"ruth bader ginsberg" (or any name of a Supreme Court justice)

"supreme court" AND history

"supreme court" AND traditions

"supreme court" AND law

The following are sample books that you can check out from the library:

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