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Legal Research + Writing: Citation and Style


Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide)
       The authoritative source for Canadian legal citation.
       KF 245 C28 2014 (Reserve and Reference)

United States

Bluebook: A Uniform System of Legal Citation
       The standard guide for American legal citation.
       KF 245 U54 (Reference)

Online Citation Guides:

Queen's University Library Guide to Legal Citation

Bora Laskin Law Library Legal Citation

Cornell University Law School Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (American)

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations (Online)

Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations
       by Donald Raistrick
       KF 246 R35 2013 (Reference)

Prince’s Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations
       by Mary Miles Prince
       KF 246 B46 2017 (Reference)

Legal problem solving: reasoning, research & writing
       by Maureen Fitzgerald
       KF 240 F56 2019 (Reserves)

Effective Written Advocacy
      by Andrew Goodman
      KF 250 G658 2012 (Reserves)

Legal writing and research manual
       by Philip Whitehead
       KF 240 Y6 2012 (Main)

A plain-language handbook for legal writers
       by Christine Mowat
       KF 250 M6 2015 (Main)

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