In late January, my post titled 8 Great Legal Research and Writing Resources and Blogs generated a lot of interest. This post profiles 4 additional must-have unique resources to add to your legal research arsenal.
For many years Zimmerman’s Research Guide has been my favorite go-to resource for information on unfamiliar legal topics or when recall of the best resources to consult for a research project escape me. Sponsored by LexisNexis and created and maintained by Andrew Zimmerman, it is a treasure trove of encyclopedic type articles on a wide variety of legal topics with hyperlinks to the resources it discusses. Zimmerman’s guide is definitely a must have resource.
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Stumped as to what is the proper abbreviation for a law review or law journal? The Gallagher Law Library Bluebook Abbreviations of Law Reviews & Legal Periodicals Indexed in CILP is your go-to resource for this information. Browse alphabetically by name of journal and you will find the abbreviation listed beside the title.
Finally, if you are after a more common legal abbreviation Legal-Abbreviations.org is your best bet. A free online resource for defining common legal abbreviations, legal terminology and law terms, it will help you uncover the meanings of various legal acronyms and legal citation abbreviations via browsing the glossary list or searching the index.