oa De Rebus - Law libraries and legal materials within the SA legal system
|Article Title||Law libraries and legal materials within the SA legal system|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Author||L.J. Hadassin, H.C. & Davis|
|Publication Date||Apr 1980|
|Pages||185 - 190|
|Keyword(s)||Amendments, Classification schemes, Directories, Government Gazette, Journal articles, Law journals, Law reports, National libraries, Old authorities, Provincial ordinances, Reference books, Retrieval, Secondary sources, Special libraries, Statutes, Statutory material and Subordinate legislation|
Since all users of law libraries do so in a search for authority, the basic categories of materials are found in all law libraries. The authority may be binding or persuasive. The nature of our legal system is reflected by South African legal publications. Primary and secondary sources of the law constitute the two main groups of South African legal publications.
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