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Gonzaga Law Review Orientation 2018-2019: Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw

Gonzaga Law Review orientation for 2018-2019 academic year.

The Big Three Legal Research Databases

Library of Congress Call Number

Tips for Cite Checking and Citation Format

Finding Aids, Reference Sources & Citation Aids – Bring some of these with you to the presentation 

  • Mary Miles Prince, Prince’s Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations, 7th edition – KF  246 .B46 2017 – Reference 
  • Mary Miles Prince, Prince’s Dictionary of Legal Citations, 9th edition – KF 246 .P73 2017 – Reference 
  • Linda J. Barris, Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook, 3rd edition – KF 245 .B37 2015 – Reserve   
  • Dionne E. Anthon, The Bluebook Uncovered: A Practical Guide to Mastering Legal Citation – KF 245 .A58 2015 – Reserve 
  • Igor Kavass & Mary Miles Prince, World Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations – K89 .K38 1991 – Greenan Reading Room 
  • Larry Teply, Legal Writing Citation in a Nutshell, 2nd edition – KF 245 .T47 2016 – Reserve   
  • Penny A. Hazelton, Specialized Legal Research – KF 240 .S692 – Reference 
  • Mary Whisner, Fundamentals of Legal Research, 10th edition – KF 240 .J3 2015 – Reserve

 

Citation Issues – Bluebook 20th edition 

  • Trick – Look up the document on HeinOnline, Westlaw, or Lexis Advance and see how some prominent law reviews or legal periodicals have cited it.  You might get very different results because the Bluebook has some leeway where it is a judgment call on how to cite something.  

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