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The purpose of this guide is to highlight and connect you to a variety of resources that will help you with your work, here at Ohio University and will help you succeed within the field.
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A legal citation is a reference to a legal document such as a case, statute, law review article, etc. First, you should check the documentation for the citation system you are required to use, e.g. APA, MLA, etc. Sometimes these citation systems (or your professor) will direct you to the standard legal citation system from The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (available only in paper for Ohio University affiliates).
The general format for Blue Book citations include a name, a series abbreviation, and a year. The series abbreviation usually appears as a volume number followed by the abbreviated name of the series and then another number, often a reference to the first page.
Arizona v. California et al., 547 U.S. 150 (2006), is a citation to a case involving Arizona and California, which can be found in volume 547 of the United States Reports (U.S.) beginning on page 150 and which was decided in 2006.
Probably the most comprehensive, free online resource for legal citation is Peter W. Martin's Basic Legal Citation, 2013.
For APA and MLA online assistance, use The OWL at Purdue University.
Use Zotero or another citation manger, I promise it will make your life much easier and you will thank yourself later. With Zotero you can easily collect citation information as you search and then pull it out later as you are reading and writing. It will also help you create citations, and it is free.
Once you have downloaded Zotero, you may have to go to your browser preferences to ensure the Zotero Icon will show on your bookmark toolbar. You will also have to sync your standalone with your connector by logging into your free Zotero account.
Alden Library hosts a variety of workshops and other Zotero tutorials to help you out. Here is a link to many options for help using Zotero.
Using the Zotero Microsoft Word Add-in tips and information.