Tips for Success
Ask a Librarian
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
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.
The reference librarians at the Ross-Blakley Law Library are happy to help you find or navigate research resources.
Librarians are available 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-2pm on Friday by phone or by email.
Reference: (480) 965-7161
Email us now
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (COL) Students