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The Indigo Book: A Free Citation Manual

Would you like a citation manual that—unlike The Bluebook—is designed for practitioners, is easy to use, and costs nothing? If so, then check out The Indigo Book. It comes in your choice of HTML and PDF formats. The latter is handy if you want to browse the pages. (Note: It’s 284 pages long, so if you print a hard copy, print on both sides of the page.)

Besides giving good guidance for citations, it’s peppered with helpful comments, called “Indigo Inklings.” My favorite so far is the one that tells you how to type “§” (Alt-0167 in Windows; Option-6 on an Apple keyboard).

Of course, if you’re citing a Louisiana case decided after 1993 to a Louisiana court, follow § 8 of the LASC’s General Administrative Rules.


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