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Bluebook Citations: EASY Bluebooking

Guide to basic legal citations to the 20th ed. of The Bluebook.

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Zotero

ZOTERO [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.  Zotero is a free plugin for the Mozilla Firefox browser.  If you prefer to use a different browser, you will need to learn how to use Zotero Standalone. 

After you install Zotero, open the Preferences box (in the cog icon), and download the Bluebook styles in the Cite Preferences screen.  After you have some citations in your Zotero library, right-click on one and select "Create bibliography from item." Select a Bluebook style from the list and check "Copy to clipboard."  Open Word and paste the citation.

Install the Word plugin to use citations from your Zotero library when you are writing.

Syncing allows you to save your library in the cloud as a backup but also to allow you access regardless of what computer you are using.