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Citation Guide: Interpreting, Managing & Creating Bluebook Legal Cites

This guide contains tips on using the Bluebook for legal citation. It includes citation samples of commonly used resources, style and abbreviation guides, and info on using citation managers to organize your research and automatically create cites.

Journals

Citation to periodicals materials, including journals, is covered in Bluebook Rule 16

Note that the citation format for consecutively paginated journals is different than is it for nonconsecutively paginated journals. 
Most law reviews are consecutively paginated.

 

law review citation

Books

Citation to books is covered in Bluebook Rule 15

Note that per Bluebook rules, both the author's name and the title of the book appear in small caps.

 

Book citation