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Business Paralegal/Legal Studies Program LibGuide

This guide collects information, websites, and library resources for completing assignments and preparing for a career as a paralegal.

Resources for Legal Citations


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The Bluebook : A Uniform System of Citation, compiled by the editors of the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. The Bluebook sets the standard for citation styles in practitioners’ documents and legal publications.


Legal Citation Information - Online

Shepardizing Sources in NexisUni

Shepard's Reports or "Shepardizing" using the database, Nexis Uni 

You learned that it's important to double-check that your primary sources (legislative and case law - treaties, decisions of courts and tribunals, statutes, regulations) are still solid law. To do this you can use Nexis Uni to create a Shepard's Report for statutes and regulations. Nexis Uni uses Shepard's Signal Indicators to provide context about point of law on the Shepardize this document located to the right of the document.

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Citation Cheat Sheet

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Click the link below to access a downloadable quick study guide: citations for State Cases, Statutes, and Ordinances, along with Federal Statutes and Codes, and Constitutions, and Supreme Court cases.

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