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Bluebooking Tips and Resources

Abbreviations

The following list most of the abbreviations you're likely to come across.

Most Useful Bluebook Tables for Abbreviations

The Bluepages Tables (BT1 and BT2): (p. 28)

The Bluepages Tables are the go-to for initial citation formation, and includes abbreviations for words commonly found in court documents and jurisdiction-specific citation rules.


T6 Case Names: (p. 430)  

This table provides all of the ways the Bluebook wants you to abbreviate case names.  By far the most referenced Bluebook table.


T1 United States Jurisdictions: (p. 215)

Provides correct citation and abbreviation information for all United States jurisdictions, including federal, state, and territories.


T7 Court Names: (p. 432)

Provides abbreviations for court names to be used in citing cases according to Rule 10.4.


T10 Geographical Terms: (p. 436)

Gives abbreviations for geographical locations for use in case citations, names of institutional authors, periodical abbreviations, foreign materials, and treaty citations.   


T13 Periodicals: (p. 444)

Contains an alphabetical list of abbreviations for select periodicals and individual words commonly found in periodicals. 


T2 Foreign Jurisdictions: (p. 277)

Provides correct citation and abbreviation for foreign jurisdictions, basic information about the legal system of various countries, and websites for additional information.  

Citation Dictionaries

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