Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Bluebook publishes online "cheat-sheet"

The consortium of law reviews that publish the Bluebook has just launched a website called "Blue Tips" that serves as a "cheat-sheet," or FAQ if you prefer, for many commonly asked Bluebook questions.  The following topics are covered:

  • Cases
  • Citation Structure
  • Cross-References
  • Miscellany
  • Periodicals
  • Punctuation
  • Quotations
  • Signals
  • Statutes
  • Subdivisions

    Further, the Bluebook editors invite questions from readers that may become additional tips if the answers are of general interest: 

    The editors provide authoritative guidance to reasonable questions on subjects covered by The Bluebook. The most useful answers are gathered here as Blue Tips, classified by subject. These tips are searchable and linked to the Bluebook content they address. Send your questions to editor@legalbluebook.com. If our answer is useful to Bluebookers generally, it may be formulated into a new tip, below.

    A big hat tip to our good buddies at the Law Librarian Blog.  If you're not already subscribing to this one, you need to as it provides the best coverage on issues related to legal research, information management and social media in law school.

    I am the scholarship dude.

    (jbl)

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    Comments

    Very nice. But me, I'm an ALWD guy.
    http://www.alwd.org/publications/citation_manual.html

    Posted by: Ray Ward | Nov 24, 2009 5:42:16 PM

    Thanks "scholarship dude." I would like to mention that Jim Levy also contributes some very interesting and always welcomed posts to Law Librarian Blog.

    Posted by: Joe Hodnicki | Nov 25, 2009 10:13:08 AM

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