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This guide brings together tools and tricks to help law students organize research and make Bluebooked citations.
Last Updated: May 13, 2014 URL: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/citeit Print Guide RSS Updates

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Tools to Make Research Easier

Did you know?

  • Reference management software can help you create Bluebook citations 
  • Lexis, Lexis Advance & Westlaw, and WestlawNext have tools to generate Bluebook citations

Many law students are unaware of the valuable tools that can make researching and citing sources easier and faster. This guide will introduce you to the citation managment software Zotero, show you how you can use it for legal research and citations, and give you tips and tricks for using Westlaw, LexisNexis, and other tools that can take the stress out of Bluebooking and managing research.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.   Introduction to Zotero

II.  Saving Citations with Zotero

III. Using Zotero with Lexis & Westlaw

IV.  Using Zotero to Make Bluebook Citations

V.   Tips and Tricks for Making Blubook Citations and Organizing Research on Lexis, Westlaw, and WestlawNext

VI. Other Tools for Making Blubook Citations and Organizing Research

 

 

A Note of Caution

Most reference tools were developed for use in the social and hard sciences. No tool creates perfectly formatted Bluebook citations, and you will still need to be familiar with Bluebook rules.

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