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Legal Citations

A guide to deciphering those cryptic legal citations.

Citation Training Online

For detailed training on how to Bluebook, please see the UCLA Law Library's recorded workshop on Learning to Bluebook:

Two interactive online CALI lessons provide basic introductions to using the Bluebook and the California Style Manual. To register for CALI, visit

To access the lessons, click the links below:

Finally, LexisNexis' Interactive Citation Workstation provides intensive training in how to Bluebook:

Citation Guides Online

Many law schools libraries maintain online research guides to Bluebooking. Here are two research guides we like:

For more detailed online guidance, try the following:

Citation Guides in Print

The following print guides are great starting points for learning how to format legal citations: