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Sources for Student Publication Cite Checking

This LibGuide is to help students find the sources to do cite checking.

Federal Judicial Materaials

Cases

  • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Reports (U.S.) Hein Online coverage from volume 1 (pdf of original).
    • United States Supreme Court Reporter (S.Ct.).
      • Bluebook second choice when U.S. Reports unavailable, usually for recentness of the case
      • Check Westlaw for pdf of case.
      • Paper 3rd Floor Law Library (note recent decisions will be in soft supplements, which are found shelved at the end of the reporter volumes ).
    • Lawyer’s Edition (L. Ed.)
      • Paper 3rd Floor Law Library (note recent decisions will be in soft supplements, which are found shelved at the end of the reporter volumes ).
    • United States Law Week (U.S.L.W)
      • Paper Law Reserve K25 .N5
  • Federal Court of Appeals
  • Federal Reporter (F., F. 2d, F. 3d, Fed. App’x.).
    • Check Westlaw for pdf of case.
    • Paper 3rd Floor Law Library (note recent decisions will be in soft supplements, found shelved at the end of the reporter volumes ).
  • Federal Appendix (Fed. Appx.).
    • The library does not have this reporter in hard copy.
    • Check Westlaw for pdf of case.
  • Federal District Courts
    • Federal Supplement (F. Supp., F. Supp 2d).
      • Check Westlaw for pdf of case.
      • Paper 3rd Floor Law Library (note recent decisions will be in soft supplements, found shelved at the end of the reporter volumes )
    • Federal Appendix (Fed. App’x.).
  • Circuit Courts
    • Federal Reporter (F.).
    • Federal Cases (F. Cas.)
      • Paper 3rd Floor Law Library (note recent decisions will be in soft supplements, found shelved at the end of the reporter volumes )

 

NOTE: Unpublished decisions cite to Westlaw or LexisNexis (See Bluebook Rule 10.8.1)

 

Court Rules

  • Procedure: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’ Federal Rulemaking
    • Current Rules of Practice & Procedure page, which contains links to
      • Rules of Appellate Procedure
      • Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
      • Rules of Civil Procedure
      • Rules of Evidence
      • Rules Governing Section 2254 and Section 2255 Proceedings
      • Rules of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
  • Local Court Rules: Check the courts web-site, locator.
  • Professional Conduct: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts:Codes of Conduct:

State Judicial Materials

Cases

  • Regional Reporters (N.E., N.E. 2d, N.W., N.W. 2d., P., P.2d, P.3d,S. S.2d, S.W., S.W.2d).
    • Check Westlaw for pdf of case.
    • Paper Richey Reading Room Law Library (note recent decisions will be in soft supplements, found shelved at the end of the reporter volumes ).
  • Other state reporters:
    • Check the catalog using the title given in the Bluebooks Table 1.
      • Titles owned by the library will be on the 3rd Floor or in Law Storage.
      • Title may also be available on LLMC – link will be in the catalog record.
        • For example: Massachusetts reports – LLMC

 

NOTE: Unpublished decisions cite to Westlaw or LexisNexis (See Bluebook Rule 10.8.1)

 

Court Rules

  • Check the state’s official website (should end in “.gov”). Remember to see if the State considers the online version to be an official version.
    • Example: No official online found.