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International Trade Law Research: Secondary Sources


What are background sources?

Background sources provide an overview of legal issues and concepts in a given area of law.  If you you are unfamiliar with a topic, background sources are useful because they analyze, explain, and comment on the law while giving you a context for your issue. 

Internet Research Guides

Start here for an overview of important resources. Research guides are useful in starting research because they identify and describe important primary and secondary authority and indicate useful research strategies and tips. 

Electronic research guides are less comprehensive but good ones are usually kept up-to-date. 

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