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Citation Resources: Legal Citations

Information on using APA / MLA / Chicago Citation Style Guides / Citation Builders & Managers / Writing Resources & Plagiarism

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The Library has a variety of resources to help you understand legal research and to explain how to cite cases and other legal documents. 


The following style manuals are standards for legal citation styles used by the courts:

Additional Resources

LexisNexis Wiki: Legal Citation Formats

Tutorials:Legal Citation Formats

Cool LibGuides:

  • UCLA: Common Legal Citations:

Legal Research

LexisNexis Academic: Database provides law reviews, state and federal case law as well as news and company information.

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Citations to cases and other sources referenced in documents filed with the courts must follow either the California Style Manual or The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. The same style must be used consistently throughout the document.

Citation Builder for government documents:

  • DocsCite (available from University of Arizona Libraries)

To align citations of legal documents with APA or MLA style guides for research papers, please see their manuals for examples:

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