Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Bluebooking Tips and Resources


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

Disclaimer: The views and opinions of the authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the State of Georgia, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Georgia State University College of Law and the authors of the works contained on this website do not assume or accept any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currentness, or comprehensiveness of the content on this website. The content on this website does not in any manner constitute the issuance of legal advice or counsel. The information on this website is intended to provide resources that may aid the research of the topics presented, and are in no way a comprehensive list of sources one should consult on the topics presented. Please note that case law, statutory law, and administrative law may be modified and/or overturned. Additionally, because the laws vary between jurisdictions, the laws referred to herein may or may not be applicable to the law within the reader’s jurisdiction.