Reference sources are resources used to locate basic information and secondary literature.
There are many types of reference sources, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, handbooks, guides, and style manuals.
They are a fantastic places to begin your research, especially if you are exploring a new topic.
Reference sources can help you to:
define your topic in general terms
find background information, including themes and key points
identify keywords and alternative terms for conceptualising your subject, and for database searching.
Legal encylopaedias are a good starting point to find primary sources on a topic. They will help you to identify the key legal principles, discuss the historical background, refer to relevant cases and legislation, and may provide references to other writings on the subject.
This guide is designed to identify key resources concerning the immigration law of Australia, Canada, and the United States. For each country, this guide will identify key government bodies involved in administering immigration law and organizations involved with immigrants and immigration policy.
The aim of this essay is to assist researchers in finding legal information regarding asylum seekers and refugees in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and the European Union. This comparative approach will allow researchers to see both differences and similarities in the different countries' approach to asylum seekers and refugees. The plight of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and the European Union is the subject of many laws, judgments and commentaries.