For additional help and resources, see the following research guides:
For the basics on using The Bluebook, see the following research guide:
The following resources help you learn and practice Bluebook skills:
These tools are free and will help you manage documents and references, and create citations and bibliographies quickly and easily.
Spend more time writing and less time fiddling with format!
Cite Genie is a Firefox extension which, when copying text from a case in Lexis or Westlaw, will: (1) Put the citation into the proper format for the jurisdiction you choose, or in standard Bluebook form, and (2) Add a correct pinpoint citation.
Social software for managing and sharing research papers. Document and reference management system, can sync with Zotero and CiteULike, import/export compatibility with EndNote and RefWorks, does over 1,000 citation formats including Bluebook. Includes video tutorials.
Document and reference management system, import/export to RefWorks and EndNote, can integrate with Zotero, citation styles AMA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA or Vancouver.
Firefox browser add-on. Reference, document and notes management, 1,000s of citation styles including Bluebook. Integrates with Word and OpenOffice via plug-ins. Screencast tutorials demonstrate many of the basic functions of Zotero.
These are a selection of commercial tools that can help you with document management, references, and citations. These tools are not free. However, as long as you are a student at St. Thomas, you will have free access to RefWorks and Best Authority.
Available through LexisNexis.
Integrates with Word and correctly formats your citations to Bluebook. Free 30 day trial, $99 a month.
A Thomson Reuters product. Use EndNote to search online bibliographic databases, organize references, images and PDFs in any language, and create bibliographies. Integrates with Word, Apple Pages and OpenOffice. Does Bluebook citation style and user can also create a citation template. $115.95-$299.95 depending on edition.
Reference management and citation tool free through St. Thomas. Does Bluebook citations.
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A Thomson Reuters product. Reference management and citation tool. Compatible with Word and WordPerfect. Harvard Law Review (Bluebook) citation style can also modify style or create your own. $239.95.
Software designed to assist you through the entire legal research and writing process. Allows you to import citations from on-line legal databases such as Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis, organize your research, insert properly-formatted citations directly into your word-processing document, and create a table of authorities.
Bibliographic and research note software.