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