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The Bluebook

You need The Bluebook? Which one? There is the Wisconsin Blue Book, the Kelly Blue Book for used cards and of course, The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, consulted by law students, attorneys and other professionals for more than eighty years. With the ongoing transformation in law book publishing, The Bluebook serves as an important resource for documenting legal citation formats as well as a style manual. The eighteenth edition, published in 2005, includes a layout designed for easier access to complex information. For $25.00 you can purchase an individual subscription to an online version of The Bluebook, with powerful search features, the ability to bookmark rules, share group notes, and receive automatic updates from the editors. But wait, there\'s more!! The nineteenth edition of The Bluebook is scheduled to be published in 2010. Now is your chance to answer a survey and share your ideas with the editors for future enhancements. Surveys must be received by June 30, 2008. Comments and questions are also welcome through e-mail to Ten survey responses will be selected at random and these drawing winners will receiver a free copy of the nineteenth edition as well as a one-year subscription to the online version. To see how The Bluebook has evolved over the years, take a look at the introduction section on their web page. In 1926 the premier edition consisted of a mere 28 pages while the current edition contains more than 400 pages.

Submitted by Cheryl O'Connor on May 13, 2008

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