Frustrated with the Bluebook? Get help!


Many of you are working on your final papers. If your professor requires you to have your citations conform to the Bluebook format, you may need help.

You can learn how to use the Bluebook on your own or with help from the TJSL librarians.

1 hour class on Bluebooking

Learn how to use the Bluebook and do some guided exercises

  1. Sign-up on TWEN for Legal Research Training
    1. email: Catherine Deane, Reference Librarian/Adjunct Professor to get the password
    2. Sign up for a class on Bluebooking
      1. Thursday 4/19/2012 at 2:20-3:20pm
      2. Friday 4/27/2012 at 2:20-3:20pm

Practicing on your own

  1. View the 1L’s Guide to the Bluebook (Video Tutorial) – Highly Recommended!
  2. Use the CALI Lesson Citation Form for Briefs and Legal Memoranda
    1. if you have never used CALI, email: Catherine Deane, Reference Librarian/Adjunct Professor to get athe CALI registration code
  3. Use the citation exercises on TWEN by signing up on TWEN for Legal Research Training
    1. email: Catherine Deane, Reference Librarian/Adjunct Professor to get the password
    2. log into TWEN, goto  Legal Research Training and then select CiteStation on the left side
  4. Purchase the Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 2011 Edition – $35

Reference

The following sources are useful for reference when you are using the Bluebook:

  1. Basic Legal Citation (Cornell) – Quick reference
  2. Alan L. Dworsky’s User’s Guide to the Bluebook
    • —Course Reserve (4th Floor Circulation Desk)

 If you have any further questions, email: Catherine Deane, Reference Librarian/Adjunct Professor

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