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Refworks Now Supports Bluebook Citation Style

I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but it seems that Refworks now supports the Bluebook citation style. It must not have been too long ago since it's not even showing up yet on the RefWorks Output Style list.

If you're not familiar with Refworks is one of several citation management applications. Other applications that support the Bluebook style include EndNote and Zotero.

Refworks offers the choice of Bluebook - Notes and Bibliography or Bluebook - Notes only. It does not have brief format. See a sample of the Notes and Bibliography style below.

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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library has created a Refworks Quick Start guide tailored to law users. The guide notes that direct export is available from LexisNexis Academic, Newsbank, JSTOR, Google Scholar. Note direct export is not available for LexisNexis and Westlaw, but you can manually add references yourself.

CM Law Librarian Sue Altmeyer notes that Refworks appears to be more accurate than Zotero when putting citations into Bluebook form. And that both Zotero and Refworks can attach a copy of the article or case to the file.