The Bluebook

Tour the Bluebook Online

The Bluebook is now easy to access wherever an internet connection is available. The same content as the printed Nineteeth Edition in an online format, with powerful new tools that make using it as simple or rich as each subscriber wants.

With advanced searching features, annotation, bookmarking, group collaboration tools, and tips from the editors, The Bluebook Online is ideal for quick reference or in depth teaching.

1. Introducing The Bluebook Online

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The Bluebook Online is the full Bluebook, in a familiar and easy to use online format, with powerful tools to:

  • search and find citation guidance fast;
  • bookmark and annotate rules for repeated reference;
  • share group notes within organizations and classes;
  • receive authoritative Bluebooking tips from the editors;
  • and more.

Watch a video introduction to The Bluebook Online:

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2. Familiar Experience

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Experienced Bluebookers will feel at home right away. Rule and Table numbering is identical, and the full print-version table of contents and index are available.

Watch the second video tour, "Familiar Experience":

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3. Easy, Powerful Search

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The powerful, simple search capacities of The Bluebook Online are a significant improvement over the printed index: finding a correct citation format is easier than ever.

Simple search combines results from The Bluebook and a subscriber's notes and annotations.

Advanced search allows highly focused searches. For example, a search for a common term can be limited to results from examples, or the Bluepages.

Watch the third video tour, "Search":

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4. Clean Organization of Rich Content

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Each subscriber's homepage is unique. The most recent bookmarks and annotations are listed along with pages most recently visited, new group invitations, and new tips from The Bluebook's editors.

On the subscriber homepage and all content pages, the structure of The Bluebook is on the left: a fast and appealing way to find any part of The Bluebook, from Bluepages to Tables.

Watch the fourth video tour, "Organization and Notes":

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5. Authoritative Tips from the Editors

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For decades, the editors of The Bluebook have responded to Bluebooking questions. The best of these answers, new and old, are continuously being made available to subscribers and nonsubscribing print users alike.

Watch the fifth video tour, "Blue Tips and Updates":

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6. Online Collaboration

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The Bluebook Online makes it easy to set up groups with other subscribers who can share and search group bookmarks and annotations. It is simple to allow group members to edit or only view group notes, or to allow some to manage the group. Groups never produce spam, and comply with most organizations' privacy policies.

Watch the sixth video tour, "Groups":

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