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In preparing this revision of the Guide to Legal Research in the University of Michigan Law Library, we have followed respectfully the precepts established in previous editions. As before, the Guide has been written to be primarily of benefit to the students at the University of Michigan School of Law. We hope, however, that it will also be helpful to anyone who uses this collection extensively. It is not meant to be a comprehensive treatise on all, or even a few, forms of legal research. That has been done elsewhere, many times, and need not be repeated here. Instead, our purpose has been to give our readers a thorough listing of this library's services and rules, a basic overview of American legal research, and a succinct explanation of some of the more important, or baffling, aspects of legal research. All of this is related, of course, to this library; consequently, we have devoted little space to describing material that we do not have.