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An Introduction to The Bluebook

Overview

The resources on this page link to Bluebooking tutorials and guides provided by other libraries or institutions. Some of these materials may be based on earlier editions of The Bluebook. Always be sure to double-check your citations against the most current rules.

Tutorials

Guides

Some Final Tips

If you are still stuck, try searching online databases containing law review articles, such as Westlaw, Lexis, and HeinOnline, for recent publications containing examples of Bluebook citations to the document you are citing. Be sure to check any example citations against the relevant rules before finalizing your own citation.

Also keep in mind that The Bluebook is a guide only. Do your best, and remember that the ultimate goal is to give the reader enough information to help identify or locate the cited material.