Run by LexisNexis and created by Andrew Zimmerman, the Zimmerman Research Guide is a free, online encyclopedia for legal research. Inspired by a “black book” of accumulated information kept by a law librarian, Zimmerman began keeping track of his own accumulated wealth of knowledge until he had enough to begin his research guide. The guide is a collaborative project and Zimmerman is accepting contributions.
You can either search by topic or by clicking on a letter to scan through the alphabet. The entries are detailed and grouped by material type. One example of the entry for Bankruptcy has the following sub-topics with definitions:
- Case Law
- Docket Sheet
- Financing Agreements
- Troubled Companies and
About the creator:
Andrew Zimmerman has over ten years of research experience in large law firms including Dewey Ballantine LLP, Proskauer Rose LLP and Arter & Hadden LLP. He previously worked as a legal writer in the Tax and Professional Practice division of Prentice Hall and served as Associate Editor of The Manhattan Review. He holds a B.A. (English) from Vassar College, a J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law and an M.L.I.S from the Pratt Institute.