While books on legal research differ as to aim and purpose, most can be classified and judged in terms of how they function as a teaching tool, a ready reference manual, or a comprehensive treatise. It is in this last function, that of being a comprehensive treatise on the subject of law books, that this work is most successful. One might well expect such men as Miles Price and Harry Bitner to utilize their long experience as librarians of Columbia University Law Library to produce a fine treatise. They have exceeded such expectation and produced a work that is accurate, complete, and current. The lists found in the 239 page Bibliographical Manual alone will make it a work welcomed by every law librarian in the country.
Richard C. Dahl,
Book Reviews: Effective Legal Research, by Miles O. Price and Harry Bitner, New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1953,
33 Neb. L. Rev. 520
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