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The sixth edition of this bibliography is a subject arrangement of selected English language treatises, looseleaf services and form books. Most of the works listed were published in this country, and all are in the collection of this law library.

The object in revising this bibliography has been to present to law students of the University of Michigan a reasonably thorough listing of useful and current secondary sources covering domestic and international law. The inclusion of a work in this bibliography does not mean the Law Library is endorsing either the author's sty le or the substance of the work. It does mean we believe the work to be useful in the research of our patrons.

While this bibliography is by no means exhaustive in its coverage of secondary sources on any subject, it does identify most of the major works in a given area published after 1980 or kept current via looseleaf or pocket supplementation. Thus, it can best be used as a starting point for legal research. It is not, however, a substitute for Lexcalibur and the Public Catalog, which must be consulted during any serious research effort. In selecting titles for inclusion in the bibliography and in removing titles that had been in the fifth edition, we have been guided by a consideration of the currency of the material. The materials listed deal with the law in its current state. Other than indirectly, this bibliography is not designed to support retrospective research. We have indicated by use of the term "current" those treatises which have been kept up-to-date by some sort of supplementation.

We have attempted to exclude works which are more polemical than expository. We have also excluded casebooks and most popular works on the law which, while possibly helpful to nonlawyers, would be of limited use to law students. We have not included books concerned with law reform, criticism of legal institutions or the social science aspects of law, except for those dealing with the sociology of law. Nor have we included works dealing with the law of a single region or state. Finally, we have not included reference works, such as general form books and encyclopedias, which cover a vast expanse of legal knowledge. On the other hand, listed books that deal with more than one subject are placed under all appropriate subject headings.

This bibliography is current as of April 1992.

We wish to acknowledge the extensive contribution of Barbara Vaccaro to this revision of the bibliography. We thank Mary Adah Malavolti and Ying Li for their patient, skillful and tireless work in the preparation of the document itself.