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Citing Your Sources: Government And Legal
Information on commonly used citation styles, such as MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more
This guide covers citing authority and provides examples of the various state jurisdictions. It occasionally deviates from Blueboook.
The Bluebook provides examples in citing court cases, court reporters, case law, or legal codes requiring a certain specificity that generally is not offered by standard citation guides. The Bluebook also covers citing state, county and municipal legal documents and reports.
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation 20th Edition, presents a guide for lawyers for constructing citations, covering the format of citations from a variety of legal sources, including court cases, statutes, books, periodicals, electronic media, and international documents.
The Indigo Book is a free content version of the Bluebook system of legal citation. Founded by New York University professor Christopher Jon Sprigman, authored collectively by Sprigman and a group of NYU law students, and published by Public.Resource.Org, it is an adaptation based on the 10th edition of the Bluebook as published by the Harvard Law Review Association in 1958, which had entered the public domain in the United States because its copyright had expired due to non-renewal.