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The Bluebook: A Systematic Approach: The Approach We'll Take


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In this section, we’re going to go through the process of “building” a citation for the three types of material that you’ll be using most often:  cases, statutes and regulations. We’re going to assume that you’ve gone through Steps 1 and 2 of the Step-by-Step Approach and that you’re now ready to apply the rule. In building a citation we’re going to look at:


·         The raw material – screenshots of cases, statutes and regulations from paper copies and databases

·         The tools – the relevant rules and tables that you’ll be using

·         The process – applying the rules and using the tables

·         The final product – the properly formatted citation