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Statutes and Constitutions Research: Citation

This guide provides information on U.S. statutes and constitutions and identifies pertinent print and online resources available through the NYU Law Library.

Bluebook Rules

Rule 12 covers how statutes should be cited in legal documents:

12.1: Basic Citation Forms

12.2: Choosing Proper Citation Form

12.3: Current Official and Unofficial Codes

12.4: Session Laws

12.5: Electronic Media and Online Sources

12.6: Other Secondary Sources

12.7: Invalidation, Repeal, Amendment, and Prior History

Bluebook Tables

T1: U.S. Jurisdiction Table provides the proper legal citation abbreviations and conventions for statutory compilations and session laws.

   T1.1: Federal Statutory Compilations, Federal Session Laws

   T1.3: States and the District of Columbia.