Legal & General Writing Resources: Legal Citations

Updated March 24, 2011.
Prepared by Cheryl Nyberg & Nancy McMurrer; updated by Scott Matheson.

This guide consists of website links and lists of books, most of which are located in the Reference Area on floor L1, unless otherwise indicated.


The Bluebook The Bluebook, 19th edition

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th ed. KF245.U5 2010

The Bluebook is the major legal citation guide in the United States. It is compiled by the editors of the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal.

Related Resources

The Bluebook Introduction summarizes changes in the 19th edition but does not include a copy of the text.

User's Guide to the Bluebook. KF245.D853 2010

Peter W. Martin, Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

Bluebook Abbreviations of Law Review Titles, compiled by the editors of the Current Index to Legal Periodicals.

Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations: A Reference Guide for Attorneys, Legal Secretaries, Paralegals, and Law Students, 6th ed. KF246.B46 2009. LexisNexis

Prince's Dictionary of Legal Citations: Reference Guide for Attorneys, Legal Secretaries, Paralegals, and Law Students, 7th ed. KF246.B45 2006

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Other Legal Citation Guides

Some law reviews and other sources prefer other legal citation manuals. Copies are located in the Reference Area unlessALWD Citation Manual otherwise indicated.

American Association of Law Libraries, Universal Citation Guide, 2d ed. KF245.A258 2004 at Reference Office

Association of Legal Writing Directors, ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, 4th ed. KF245.A45 2010

Washington Courts, Office of the Reporter of Decisions, Style Sheet specifies preferences for citing Washington legal sources that depart from the citation formats given in the Bluebook.

For additional titles, search the Law Library catalog or another catalog by the phrase: citation of legal authorities.

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Foreign Legal Citation Guides

Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 7th ed. KE259.C36 2010 at Reference Office

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations for UK sources.

The Inter-American Citator: A Guide to Uniform Citation of Inter-American Sources for Writers & Practitioners, 41 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 289-355 (2010).
Covers citation formats for legal materials (constitutions, codes, legislation, gazettes, court reports, law reviews, and other publications) from countries in the Caribbean and Latin and South America.

New York University School of Law, Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations, 2d ed. K89.G84 2009 at Reference Office. (1st ed.)

Afkortingenlijst voor Belgische tijdschriften

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