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Resources for International Students: Bluebook Resources

The Bluebook

The Bluebook is the most popular legal citation style used in the United States. Learning and understanding the Bluebook will be essential to your success here at Emory Law.

The 21st Edition of the Bluebook is now available online.  Individual subscriptions are available starting at $39 per year.

A photo of the 21st Bluebook

Helpful Guides to the Bluebook

Bluebooking and Legal Citation: Bluebook Basics: This guide goes in-depth on legal citation, with additional resources on the California Style Manual from Loyola University.

Bluebook Guide: The simple guide goes over Bluebook basics from Georgetown Law Library.

The Bluebook: A Systematic Approach: Introduction: This guide gives helpful hints, and discusses what to do if there is easy rule to follow from the University of St. Thomas.

Bluebook 101: This "Bluebook 101" efficiently laws out differences in the 21st Edition of the Bluebook from Gallagher Law Library.

Bluebook Quick Reference: Abbreviations and How-tos: This guide gives a great reference to the most common abbreviations (shortened versions of names, titles, and words in general) used in legal citation from the University of Akron.

Bluebook Exercises

CALI: Citation Form for Briefs and Legal Memoranda: A 1.5 hour lesson from CALI to learn citations for cases, statutory materials, and  secondary authorities.

Bluebook Cases and Exercises: A large amount of Bluebook citation exercises from LexisNexis. These exercises also include state exercises.

Books at MacMillan