Legal citation follows one of two citation manuals: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation or the ALWD Citation Manual. Cornell's Legal Information Institute provides an overview of legal citation.
Generally, legal citations follow this format:
|29 CFR 100.101||Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 100.101|
|410 U.S. 113||Volume 410 of the United States Reports , page 113|
|28 USC 1332||Title 28 of the United States Code, section 1332|
Cases are published in chronological order in reporters. There are two different categories of reporters:
To find a case in a reporter, you will need to know its citation.