Case NameCase LocationCourt & DateExplanatory InformationShort Form for Cases
AuthorsEditorsTitleEdition, Publisher & DateShort Form for Nonperiodicals
AuthorsTitlePublicationShort Form for Periodicals
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Nonperiodic Sources
Authors..................................R15.1
Editor or Translator..................R15.2
Title......................................R15.3
Page, Section, Paragraph.....R3.2-3.3
Edition...................................R15.4
Publisher...............................R15.4
Date.....................................R15.4

 

Basic Structure of a Nonperiodic Source Citation

 

 The basic structure of a nonperiodic source citation has seven main elements:

  1. Author
  2. Editor or translator
  3. Title
  4. Page, section, or paragraph
  5. Edition
  6. Publisher
  7. Date

The subpages under the Books & Nonperiodic Sources tab correspond to each of these elements and provides the specific Bluebook rules for each.

 

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Bluebook citation for nonperiodic sources might differ significantly from other citation systems you may have learned previously. Pay careful attention to the provisions outlined in Rule 15.

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