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How to find cases, statutes, regulations, and other law-related material

Abbreviation decoders

Legal citations are quite different from the usual citations you see for articles and books. 

The following sources offer guides to deciphering legal citations:

Abbreviation decoders:

  • Black's Law Dictionary REF KF 156 .B53 2000
  • Citeus Legalus: The Legal Citation Generator for Lazy Law Students
  • The Indigo Book: An Open and Compatible Implementation of A Uniform System of Citation