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Legal Research: Reference materials

Basic guide to finding legal information

Legal Citations and Abbreviations



The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, currently in its 20th edition, is the primary citation manual for American legal documents and publications. Utilized by both law students and practitioners, The Bluebook outlines a uniform system of citation that allows readers to easily locate cited authorities.

Link below is to print holdings in our libraries.  This book is not available for sale to libraries in electronic format. 


Key Reference Titles for General Information

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