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Bluebook Online

If you recently bought your Bluebook, chances are you received a product key for the Bluebook Online with it. With the Bluebook Online, you can search the full text of the Bluebook, bookmark rules that you'll come back to often, and add annotations to help remember tips or tricks that you've learned. You'll also get access to the BlueTips, which contains the answers of the Bluebook editors to frequently asked questions about the application of specific rules.

Legal Citations


Can't figure out what that abbreviation stands for? There are whole books/websites devoted to helping you. Here are a few of the best:

Finding the Date to Cite for a Code

The Bluebook requires that state codes be cited to the publication date of the volume containing the code section. What's the problem with this?

(1) LexisNexis and Westlaw don't give you the publication date of the volume.

(2) The Law Library doesn't subscribe to the codes of other states.

So how can you find the correct date to cite? Check the Hein Checklist of Statutes! Intended to be used by libraries to check that they have the current edition of a code volume, the Checklist of Statutes contains the current date of publication for each code volume (which can vary from volume to volume). This means that it can be used to find the correct date to cite in a Bluebook citation, even if you don't have the physical volume to check.

To look at the Hein Checklist of Statutes in print (KF2 .H44), ask at the Reference Desk.


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