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Online Citation Resources
This guide provides basic guidelines for citing to Federal and Utah legal resources. If you would like to learn more about legal citation, including international legal citations, the links below will provide you with additional information.
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ALWD Citation Manual, Third Edition Resources (ALWD).
Website for the ALWD citation manual. There are a number of resources on the website, but only as current as the Third Edition (the AWLD Citation Manual is currently in its Fourth Edition). The manual is not online.
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia).
The website for the Bluebook, the classic citation manual for United States law. The website is not free and requires a subscription.
Cardiff's Index to Legal Abbreviations (Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom).
This legal abbreviation index, maintained by Cardiff University, explains thousands of international legal citation abbreviations. The index can be search by title (to see the abbreviation) or by abbreviation (to see the title).
Citing Legal Materials in the APA style (Westerfield State University).
A free, online guide for citing to legal materials in the APA style, including changes between the APA style and the Bluebook.
International Citation Manual (Washington University Law School).
A free, online manual for international legal citations maintained by Washington University Law School in St. Louis, Missouri. The website includes information on a number of Foreign jurisdictions, with information delivered in a downloadable .pdf format.
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation. Paul W. Martin (Cornell Law School).
Online since 1993, Paul Martin's guide provides citation examples as well as citation rules for a number of jurisdictions. It is consistent with the latest editions of the ALWD citation manual and the Bluebook.
Legal Citation Formats – the LexisNexis Wiki.
This Wiki is owned and maintained by LexisNexis and provides citation informaton for a number of basic legal research resources. It also contains tips on citing to legal references in the MLA, APA, and Turabain styles.
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