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Citation & Documentation

Legal Citation

Florida Citation Guides 

“The Florida Style Manual is designed to aid practitioners and scholars in the proper use of citation form for legal documents and scholarly articles. The Manual supplements the uniform citation system for Florida legal documents, Rule 9.800, Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, and the standard citation authority for American legal journals, The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th edition). The Manual is an outgrowth of the Florida State University Law Review’s annual Review of Florida Legislation.” The Florida Style Manual can be located at

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation is "Compiled by the editors of the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal." The Bluebook can be located at

The Indigo Book is "a free, Creative Commons-dedicated implementation of The Bluebook’s Uniform System of Citation. The Indigo Book was compiled by a team of students at the New York University School of Law, working under the direction of Professor Christopher Jon Sprigman. The Indigo Book isn’t the same as The Bluebook, but it does implement the same Uniform System of Citation that The Bluebook does." The Indigo Book can be located at 

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