About this guide
This guide is based on The Bluebook. For more details and examples, consult The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.) 2010. (REF KF 245 U55 2010).
- Note, however, that the APA style incorporates various changes into the Bluebook style.
- The Bluebook style is not used to cite legal periodical articles or books. Use the regular APA style.
- To cite legal materials from states other than Massachusetts, follow the forms given below for Massachusetts, but substitute the abbreviations found on pages 170-228 of the Bluebook.
- Some Web-based databases do not include the data required to cite according to these rules. Lexis-Nexis is the best source.
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