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Zimmerman's Legal Research Guide - and Blog

Zimmerman's Legal Research Guide is a tremendous resource for discovering the best resources in specific areas of law. I often use the online encyclopedia when I'm presented with a research question on an unfamiliar topic.

Zimmerman's guide is well known among the law librarian community - and rightly so. With addition of a new Zimmerman's blog, we can keep up to date with new additions.

The author is Andrew Zimmerman, a librarian with many years of research experience in large law firms. He created the guide after visiting a senior law librarian at her office. "In the middle of our conversation she opened a drawer and pointed to a black ring binder stuffed with paper. This was her 'black book.' She said the binder held twenty-odd years of her accumulated wisdom." He soon started his own black book, shared it with his library staff, and eventually put it up on the web.

Zimmerman emphasizes that the guide is still a work-in-progress and welcomes suggestions, additions, comments or criticisms. See the about page for contact information.

I've corresponded with Andy over the years and had the pleasure to meet him in person this month at the Blogger's Get Together at AALL in Denver. He is genuinely nice guy and very approachable.

Hat tip to Laura Orr of the Oregon Legal Research Guide about the new blog