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From Citation to Full Text. Ann Hemmens Gallagher Law Library April 19, 2004. Quick & Easy. Westlaw “Find” Lexis “Get A Document”. Quick & Easy…. Free websites www.legalwa.org (WA cases, statutes, regs) www.courts.wa.gov (WA Court Rules)

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from citation to full text

From Citation to Full Text

Ann Hemmens

Gallagher Law Library

April 19, 2004

quick easy
Quick & Easy
  • Westlaw “Find”
  • Lexis “Get A Document”
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Quick & Easy…..
  • Free websites
    • www.legalwa.org (WA cases, statutes, regs)
    • www.courts.wa.gov (WA Court Rules)
    • http://thomas.loc.gov (Federal bills & Public Laws)
    • www.gpoaccess.gov (Code of Federal Regulations)
mysterious citations
Mysterious Citations
  • Bieber\'s Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations. [Gallagher catalog link]
  • Bieber\'s Dictionary of Legal Citations.  [Gallagher catalog link]
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Blue pages  [Gallagher catalog link]
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Mysterious Citations..…
  • Gallagher legal research guides
    • Acronyms and Abbreviations (adapted from Washington Legal Researcher\'s Deskbook 3d). 
    • Bluebook Abbreviations of Law Review Titles.
    • U.S. Government: Commonly Used Abbreviations and Acronyms (reproduced from the U.S. Government Manual).
popular names of laws
Popular Names of Laws
  • Shepard’s Acts and Cases by Popular Name (KF90 .S52 at Reference Office).
  • WA laws
    • Tables in RCW and RCWA
  • US laws
    • Tables in USC, USCS and USCS
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Popular Names of Laws….
  • Run a search in law review database on Westlaw (JLR) or Lexis.
  • US Code of Popular Names from Cornell
    • http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/topn/
citation tips
Citation Tips
  • The Bluebook blue pages
    • names & citations for reporters and codes of all states and some foreign jurisdictions.
  • WA Courts Style Sheet, http://www.courts.wa.gov/
    • Additions and exceptions to Bluebook
  • Need sample?
    • Search law review article database.
    • Bieber’s Dictionary of Legal Citations
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