J.W. Long Law Library


Citations and Abbreviations

For additional information about citations, see "Citations".

1.   Association of Legal Writers.  The ALWD Citation Manual:  A Professional System of Citation.  4th ed. Aspen, 2010.  A new guide to legal citation.  Reserve KF245.A45.

2.    Ballentine's Law Dictionary.  3rd ed.  Lexis Publishing, 1969.  Abbreviations of legal reports, treatises and phrases.  Pages 1389-1429.  All floors.

3.   Barkan, Steven M.    Fundamentals of Legal Research.  9th ed.  West Group, 2009.  Abbreviations pp. 649-753 (successor title to "Pollack's Fundamentals of Legal Research").  LAW Ref. KF240.B37. 2009

4.    Black's Law Dictionary, 4th ed., St. Paul, West, 1957.  Abbreviations.  Pages 1797-1882.  (5th ed. pub. 1979.  Abbreviations pp. 1455-1490.  6th ed. pub. 1990.  Abbreviations pp. 1623-1638.  7th ed. Pub. 1999.  No list of abbreviations.  8th ed. Pub. 2004. Abbreviations. Pages 1653-1702. 9th ed pub. 2009. Abbreviations, pp 1761-1814. Subsequent eds. not as historical in content as the 4th ed.  All floors.

5.     Hicks, Frederick C.  Materials and Methods of Legal Research.  2nd ed.  Rochester, N.Y., Lawyers Cooperative, 1933.  List of legal abbreviations.  Pages 544-619.  KF240.H53 1933 (Library Director's office).  Out of print.

6.     Kavass, Igor I. Bieber’s Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations Reversed: A Dictionary ofTerms and Titles with their Abbreviations.  Buffalo, W.S. Hein, 1994.  KF246.K37 1994.

7.     Pollack, Ervin H.  Pollack's Fundamentals of Legal Research.  4th ed.  Mineola, N.Y., Foundation Press, 1973, Appendix A., pp. 461-494 includes citation features and abbreviations used in legal writing.  Appendix B, pp. 495-552 is a conversion table of abbreviations.  KF240.P6, 1973.  Out of print.

8.     Price, Miles O. and Bitner, Harry.  Effective Legal Research:  A Practical Manual of Law Books and Their Use.  Boston, Little Brown & Co., 1953.  Reprinted, South Hackensack, N.J. - Rothman, 1969, Chapter 32.  Standard legal citation forms, pp. 322-380, Appendix 1.  American Law Reports and Digests.  pp. 421-450; Appendix 2.  British and Canadian material, pp.  451-498; Appendix 3.  Anglo-American legal periodicals, pp.  511-620; Appendix 6.  Abbreviations commonly used in Anglo-American law pp. 511-620. LAW Ref.  KF240.P7.  1953.  Out of print.

9.     Price, Miles; Bitner, Harry; and Bysiewicz, Shirley.  Effective Legal Research.  4th ed.   Boston, Little, Brown & Co.,  1979.  Standard Legal Citation Forms, pp. 469-513.  Abbreviations pp. 525-617.  KF240.P7 1979.  Out of print.

10.     Prince, Mary Miles.  Prince's Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations.  6th ed.  Buffalo, W.S. Hein, 2009.  LAW Ref. KF246.B46.

11.     Prince, Mary Miles.  Prince's Dictionary of Legal Citations.  8th ed.  Buffalo, W.S. Hein, 2011.  A companion to the Harvard "Blue Book" listed under B., #14.  LAW Ref. KF246.P73. 

12.     Raistrick, Donald.  Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations, 3rd ed.  London, 2008.  Bowker-Saur.  Especially comprehensive re Commonwealth abbreviations.  (Includes U.S. abbreviations.)  LAW Ref. KD400.R35 1993.

13.    Texas Law Review Manual on Style.  9th ed.  Austin, Texas, Law Review Publications, 2002.  KF250.T48

14.     A Uniform System of Citation.  19th ed.  "The Blue Book."  Cambridge, Harvard Law Review Association, Gannet House, 2010.  The purpose of this system of citation is to insure that the authority cited in legal writing can be identified and found by most readers.  A mimeograph supplement containing citation forms for state statutory compilations may be obtained from the Harvard Law Review Association after October 15 of each year.  Reserve KF245.B58.