Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Logo

Pritzker Legal Research Center

Legal Citation & Organizing Research


Have a question not covered in this guide?  Check our FAQs where you can search for answers and submit new questions.


Want to talk with a reference librarian?  Send us a chat.


This guide is intended to assist law students with understanding how to cite to legal materials properly in accordance with The Bluebook and other citation manuals.

This guide also contains Word tips and tricks, assistance with decoding abbreviations, guidance on how to copy references from databases, suggestions for citation management tools, and strategies for organizing your research.


This research guide was last updated on December 2, 2020.