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Law Search Guide: Critical Evaluation

This guide will show you how to search a law topic using quick and simple methods.

Why critically evaluate?

  • Academic work and legal arguments require high-quality evidence. 
  • You will need to select sources from a large amount of information available and be selective of what you cite. 
  • Relevant sources are needed as evidence and to support your arguments. 
  • Different weights can be given to various sources.

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Evaluating different sources

Evaluating different sources

Different sources can be used for different purposes.  Some such as Blogs and Wikipedia may be useful to give you background information to help you gain an understanding of your topic, but it will NOT be acceptable as a reference to support your assignment.

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