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Understanding Legal Citations

A Guide to Deciphering Legal Citations

BOOKS ON LEGAL CITATION

ALWD Guide to Legal Citation - (Ariz. Section - KF245 .A45 2014)
Presents a single and consistent system of citation for all forms of legal writing. New edition eliminates stylistic differences between the ALWD Manual and the Bluebook, to help combat the perception that students who learn citation with ALWD do not know how to "Bluebook."

Bluebook - (Reserve & Reference - KF245.U5  20th 2015)
Prescribes the accepted citation standards for legal writing.

Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations - (Reserve - K89 .G85 2009) 
The most comprehensive source for international citations rules, including 45 country citation systems, as well as citation rules for international organizations, tribunals, and treaties.

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation - (Available Online)
A tutorial on how to cite the most widely referenced types of U.S. legal material, taking account of local norms and the changes in citation practice forced by the shift from print to electronic sources
Available online

Prince's Dictionary of Legal Citations - (Reserve & Reference - KF246 .P73 2017)
Assists the legal profession in citing legal authorities according to the rules given in: The Bluebook : A Uniform System of Citation, 20th edition (2015). This title is a companion to The Bluebook (not a replacement) and applies Bluebook rules to a representative collection of common legal authorities.

User's Guide to the Bluebook - (Reserve - KF245 .D853 2020)
This User's Guide is written for practitioners (law students, law clerks, lawyers, legal secretaries and paralegals), and is set up as a how-to manual with a step-by-step approach to learning the basic skills of citation and includes the numbers of the relevant Bluebook rules under most chapter subheadings for easy reference when more information is needed.