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Researching and Writing Your Upper Level Paper: Citing Sources

Based on the LibGuides "Developing a Topic" from Creighton School of Law and "Researching Your Seminar Paper" from Boston University Law School.

Bluebook Citation

For a detailed guide on Bluebook Citation, please see FAMU College of Law's Bluebook Libguide.

Other useful items on reserve are Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook and Legal Writing Citation in a Nutshell.

Plagiarism Resources

Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. Students who plagiarize are violating the honor code, and risk failure, expulsion, and possible exclusion from the Bar. If you have any questions about what constitutes plagiarism, please review these resources. 

Law Student Plagiarism: You Can't Afford It from the University of Maryland School of Law

Citing Responsibly: A Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism from the George Washington University Law School's Committee on Academic Integrity


Insert footnotes and endnotes
  1. Click where you want to reference to the footnote or endnote.
  2. On the References tab, select Insert Footnote or Insert Endnote.
  3. Enter what you want in the footnote or endnote.
  4. Return to your place in the document by double-clicking the number or symbol at the beginning of the note.

From the Microsoft Office Support site

Starting Page Numbering on Different Pages

As part of preparing your paper, you may be asked to number the pages of your paper with the first numbered page being the second page of your document. Setting where your page numbering starts in Word is not difficult, but depending on what version of word you are using there are different steps you will need to go through to set your page number options as you would like.

To find out the steps that you will need, please see the Microsoft support page here.

Avoid Plagiarism!