External Resources

  • The Bluebook® Online
    • Every editor will need access to The Bluebook®. It is recommended that students purchase a subscription of the online version of The Bluebook®. The online version offers universal digital access, advanced search capabilities, and updates to the latest editions.
  • IIT Chicago-Kent Law Library
    • Databases
      • The library offers extensive access to online databases where sources can be located. Specifically, the following databases are very helpful: Academic Search Premier, EDGAR, HeinOnline, JSTOR, and WorldCat.
    • Library Guides
      • The Chicago-Kent Library offers numerous helpful guides on a variety of topics, including a guide about The Bluebook®.
  • Georgetown Law Bluebook Guide
    • The Georgetown Law Library has put together a great overview and set of tutorials about The Bluebook® and how students should use utilize The Bluebook® in practice.
  • University of Washington Law Library: Bluebook 101
    • The University of Washington Law Library has also put together a good overview of The Bluebook®. The guide provides practical explanations of The Bluebook® citations and covers the most common The Bluebook® citations.
  • Legal Information Institute: Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
    • The Legal Information Institute is a small research and editorial group based in Cornell Law School. This guide includes a thorough review of the latest edition of The Bluebook®.
  • Internet Archive: Wayback Machine
    • The Wayback Machine allows editors to access webpages cited to by the author with a link that is no longer valid. Editors can access an earlier version of the website cited and verify that the webpage supported the proposition for which it was cited, before the link was broken.
  • Unsplash
    • Unsplash provides photos that can be used for free, whether for commercial or noncommercial purposes. Obtaining permission or providing attribution is not required.