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Citations & Plagiarism

Use this guide to find help and information on citation styles and avoiding plagiarism.

Basic Format

 

Reference:

Name v. Name, Volume U.S. Page (Year). URL

 

In-Text Citation:

Parenthetical citation: (Name v. Name, Year)
Narrative citation: Name v. Name (Year)

 

Example:

Reference:

Florida v. Georgia, 138 U.S. 2502 (2018). https://www.oyez.org/cases/2017/142-orig

 

In-Text Citation:

.... (Florida v. Georgia, 2018).

In the United States Supreme Court case, Florida v. Georgia (2018) ...

Basic Circuit Court Format

Decisions are published in the Federal Reporter.

 

Reference:

Name v. Name, Volume F. [or F.2d, F.3d, ...] Page (Court Year). URL

In-Text Citation:

Parenthetical citation: (Name v. Name, Year)
Narrative citation: Name v. Name (Year)

 

Example:

Reference:

Blue Martini Kendall, LLC v. Miami Dade County, Florida, 816 F.11d 1343 (11th Circ. 2016).

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/USCOURTS-flsd-1_12-cv-23534 

 

In-Text Citation:

.... (Blue Martini Kendall, LLC v. Miami Dade County, Florida, 2016).

In the 11th circuit case, ... (Blue Martini Kendall, LLC v. Miami Dade County, Florida, 2016) ...

 

 

Basic District Court Format

Decisions are published in the Federal Supplements.

Reference:

Name v. Name, Volume F. Supp. Page (Court Year). URL

 

In-Text Citation:

Parenthetical citation: (Name v. Name, Year)
Narrative citation: Name v. Name (Year)"

 

State Supreme Court Basic Format
 

Reference:

Name v. Name, Volume Reporter Page (Court Year). URL

 

In-Text Citation:

Name v. Name (Year)
Name v. Name, Year)

 

Example:

Reference:

Lee Memorial Health System v. Progressive Select Insurance Company 17 FL So. 2d. 1993, (2019).

https://www.floridasupremecourt.org/content/download/425249/4583198/file/sc17-1993.pdf

 

 

In-Text Citation:

The case Lee Memorial Health System v. Progressive Select Insurance Company ... (2019).

 

In Lee Memorial Health System v. Progressive Select Insurance Company, ... (2019). 

A statute is a law or act passed by a legislative body (at either the federal or state level).  Federal statutes can be found in the United States Code. Florida Statutes can be found in the Florida Statutes. 

Reference:
Name of Act, Title Source § Section Number (Year). URL

 

In-Text Citation:
(Name of Act, Year)

Name of Act (Year)

 

Example:

Reference:

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. § 18001 (2010).

https://uscode.house.gov/Patient+Protection+and+Affordable+Care+Act

 

In-Text:
Today's healthcare system ... (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2010).
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ... (2010)

 

 

 

Bluebook

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation

Available at both GL and HL, Call Number: KF245.B58 2010