If writing a scholarly article, you will need to provide correct attribution to your sources. This guide provides basic information on Bluebook citation in the scholarly format. Students writing seminar papers will find this guide invaluable.
The Redbook by Bryan A. GarnerSince the first edition was published in 2002, The Redbook has established itself as the most authoritative, comprehensive, and easily usable manual of legal style. Written by Bryan A. Garner, with contributions from all six lawyers at LawProse Inc., The Redbook covers everything that mere citation manuals don't and can't: punctuation, capitalization, grammar, prose style, and clarity in general. The Redbook is an eminently usable reference book. Written in the style of a restatement, the black-letter rules are followed by exhaustive comments and illustrations.
Call Number: Law Reference KF250 .G375 2013
Publication Date: 2013-07-11
Texas Law Review Manual on StyleThe Texas Law Review Manual on Usage & Style is a pocket-sized guide to style and usage for legal writing—a convenient and accessible reference tool used by many lawyers and law students.
Call Number: Law Stacks KF250 .T48 1992
Publication Date: 7th ed. 1992
Citation Help (mostly practitioner format but useful for rules)
Prince's Bieber Dictionary of Legal Citations by Mary Miles PrinceStates' highest courts -- Discontinued state reporters -- Year, Congress & session, volume numbers -- Numbering acts of Congress -- Dates and coverage of united states code editions -- United States Supreme Court reporters -- West's national reporter regions -- Annotated reports from multiple jurisdictions and their periods of coverage -- Dating of major law reports
Call Number: Law Reference KF246 .B45 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook by Linda J. BarrisThe Bluebook provides the rules for legal citation, but can be intimidating and frustrating to use. Rules are fully described and illustrated using: clear explanations and illustrations of the basic components of legal citations; step-by-step instructions for building citations to the most common authorities cited by legal practitioners; detailed guidance for citing legal materials to both print and electronic sources; examples, comparison charts, illustrations, and bullet-point explanations designed for quick mastery of basic Bluebook citation rules; tips, hints, and cautions to help users avoid common citation errors; cross references to the controlling Bluebook rules; and a user-friendly format gathering The Bluebook's scattered rules for each authority into one place. The third edition of Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook is thoroughly revised and updated to the 20th edition of The Bluebook.
Call Number: Law Reference & Law Reserves KF245 .B37 2015
Learning legal citation is one of the difficult (and sometimes admittedly annoying) tasks that students new to the law face. This book is designed to ease that task. It initially focuses on conventions that underlie all accepted forms and systems of legal citation. Building on that understanding and an explanation of the "process" of using citations in legal writing, the book then discusses and illustrates the particular rules of The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual for citing cases, statutes, and all other major legal sources. Unique appendices provide useful comparative information for these two systems of citation.
The Indigo Book is a free, Creative Commons-dedicated implementation of The Bluebook’s Uniform System of Citation. The Indigo Book was compiled by a team of students at the New York University School of Law, working under the direction of Professor Christopher Jon Sprigman. The scope is comparable to the Bluepages in The Bluebook.