How do I cite using Bluebook guidelines?

Consult the Indigo Book for all of your legal citations.


Paralegal course assignments require legal resources to be cited using Bluebook guidelines.  The Indigo Book is what students should use for help using The Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation.

(Bluebook format is required for Paralegal courses. Paralegal students use APA in their General Education courses.)

Students have access to the free Indigo Book on the School of Justice Studies Guide. 

Need help?

1. Refer to the Bluebook tab in the School of Justice Studies Guide for additional help, including a Bluebook Sample Paper.

2. Make an appointment with a tutor using Tutor Match. Select Paralegal in the School drop-down and then pick Bluebook

3. Attend the Paralegal Study Sessions or Group Tutoring. Topics vary week-to-week, including Bluebook Citations, Lexis Advance & FastCase, our top 10 resources to support you, specific challenges in your course, writing help, and more!

4. Refer to this Bluebook Formatting information.


Are you looking for additional examples? Consult Cornell University Law School's Legal Information for guidance in creating legal citations for various legal resources.

  • Last Updated Jul 15, 2022
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  • Answered By Dennis Johnson, CJ, Paralegal & Health Science Librar

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