The 20th edition of the Bluebook was recently released. The numbering of the rules in the Bluepages (non-academic citation) now parallels the numbering in the Whitepages (academic citation). Typeface rules were relaxed to permit use of large and small caps in court documents for stylistic purposes. Rule 14 includes more examples of citations for a […]
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Via the (new) legal writer blog post titled Cite Right, take a look at an article in the New York Law Journal, The Fine Art of (Persuasively) Citing Cases written by Harry Steinberg. The article shows that citation matters; and it matters a lot. Mr. Steinberg focuses on New York practice and uses examples of […]
The Bluebook is the accepted uniform legal citation system and it currently is in its 19th edition. First year law students are, at majority of schools, required to buy the Bluebook because that is the set of citation rules they will be learning and using during their law school career. So, for all of you […]
Via Google Scholar Blog – the official source of information about Google scholar, Google has recently released a Google Scholar Citations feature, which allows authors to compute their citation metrics and track them over time. Here’s how it works. You can quickly identify which articles are yours, by selecting one or more groups of articles […]
Posted in Legal Research & Writing on Nov 18th, 2011
The Bluebook doesn’t offer a lot of assistance when it comes to citing McKinney’s practice commentaries, so it is best to use the format from the New York Law Reports Style Manual. The citation (for legal documents) looks like this: Donnino, Practice Commentary, McKinney’s Cons Laws of NY, Book 39, Penal Law § 125.00. <Author’s […]
WestlawNext has a “copy with reference” feature that allows you to highlight text and copy it with the citation. The trick to using this effectively is to set your preferences first. The Preferences option is always on the lower left side of the screen. Click on Preferences, then the Citation tab For state cases, the […]