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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.

Citation Managers

What are they?

Citation Managers are software applications that will help you…

  • Gather references automatically from article databases while you research
  • Create citations automatically in your word processor in a variety of styles (Bluebook, MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.)
  • Create and organize a personal research database of references, images and PDFs
  • Share your databases with colleagues around the world

 

Which one is right for me?

There are a number of different citation managers.  See the comparison chart available from the UW-Madison Libraries.

Note that Zotero is particularly recommended for law users.  Watch a short video introduction to learn more.