Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Lighthouse in the Bronx

You know when you asked a librarian to help you find law review articles, and they sent you to some database that's not Lexis or Westlaw? That database was probably the Index to Legal Periodicals. It's owned by H.W. Wilson, which has had offices in the Bronx since 1917. Those offices are topped by a lighthouse, which is not there to direct trucks on the Major Deegan, but was originally put there as an advertisement for Wilson--which is still great at helping guide people through the vast sea of periodicals.

The NY Times' City Room blog had an anecdote last week about visiting Wilson's offices and trying to get into the lighthouse.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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