Answered By: NCCU Law Reference
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2014     Views: 18

If you are not sure how to cite to something using The Bluebook, start with the index.  The index, found in the back of The Bluebook, has an alphabetical listing of terms to help guide you towards the appropriate citation rule.  You may be referred to more than one page to answer your question, so be sure to check them all.

Below are some of the most commonly used sections:

  • Table 1      United States Jurisdictions, North Carolina
  • Table 1      United States Jurisdictions, Federal
  • Table 6      Case Names
  • Table 7      Court Names
  • Table 13    Periodicals
  • Rule 18     The Internet, Electronic Media, and Other Nonprint Resources