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InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
What do I do if I have a bad citation?
Federal Statutes and Session Laws
Federal Legislative Materials
Federal Cases and Court Documents
Arizona Statutes and Regulations
Arizona Cases and Court Documents
Legal Citation (Bluebook)
What is the Bluebook?
Understanding Bluebook Citations
The Ross-Blakley Law Library is currently only available for remote services, due to Arizona State University's response to COVID-19.
The reference librarians at the Ross-Blakley Law Library are happy to help you find or navigate research resources.
Librarians are available 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday by phone or by email.
Phone: (480) 965-6144
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Make an Appointment with a Librarian Service for Law Students
(currently Zoom only)
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students can make an individual appointment with a librarian for one-on-one assistance by submitting an online request form.
If a resource you need is not available through the Law or ASU libraries, we can request it from another library via interlibrary loan (ILL).
When placing ILL requests for a cite check, please be aware of the following:
To place an ILL request, use the Request External Copy link through the library catalog or fill out the ILL Request Form.
If you have an article citation that is missing certain pieces of information (e.g., an article citation without a volume number and the year of publication) or if it appears your citation has incorrect information, you can try to do some detective work to obtain a better citation. Both Google Books and Google Scholar. and law journal databases/sources on LexisNexis and Westlaw can be useful tools in these situations. Use as your search terms the keywords from the citation that you believe to be accurate to see if you can either pull up the article directly or find a source that has accurately cited that article.
You can also try using one or more of ASU Library's Research Databases to see if you can obtain a better citation. Some of the periodical databases accessible from these sites provide full-text coverage in PDF for all articles included in the databases, while others only provide citations or a mix of citations and full text (in PDF and/or non-PDF).
Remember to Ask a Librarian. We love to find hard to find sources.