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Citing sources: Citing Legal Documents

When and how to cite (and avoid accidental plagiarism!)

What is the Bluebook?

What is the Bluebook?

"The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation" is a guide to help law students and legal professionals cite their sources in a uniform manner. By using general citation standards, the writer allows the reader to easily access the materials used in a paper or project.

Here's the description of the legal Bluebook on its official website:

Generations of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, and other legal professionals have relied on The Bluebook's unique system of citation in their writing. In a diverse and rapidly changing legal profession, The Bluebook continues to provide a systematic method by which members of the profession communicate important information to one another about the sources and legal authorities upon which they rely in their work.

Citing legal documents help links

Citing Legal Documents: Helpful Links

Legal citation books in the TCC Library

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