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PDF; ePub; Mobi; in Brief; Citing Agency Material in Brief; The Bluebook; ALWD Citation Manual; eBooks. PDF; ePub; Mobi; WHAT AND WHY The Bluebook. Few books cause law students as much dread, pain, anger, and frustration as The Bluebook. The Bluebook, formally titled The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, is the style manual for citing to legal documents within the United States. It is now in its 20th edition, more than an inch thick, and consists of over 500 pages of guidance on legal citation.
The proper Bluebook citation for articles appearing in consecutively paginated journals is volume number, abbreviation of the periodical name, first page of the article, and specific pages cited, if any:.
Volume. If a journal does not otherwise indicate the volume number but does continuous pagination across issues, use the year as the volume number. How can the answer be improved? Use the following template to cite a journal using the Bluebook Law Review citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides.
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Bluebook Abbreviations of Law Reviews& Legal Periodicals Indexed in CILP This page provides Bluebook ( A Uniform System of Citation, 19th ed.2010) abbreviations for journals that are indexed in the Current Index to Legal Periodicals.