Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
GW Law Library
Research Guides

GW Law Library Academic & Instructional Technologies

Bluebook Online

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation is the standard manual for citations in legal writing.  The 21st edition of The Bluebook was published in July 2020.  It is available in both print and electronic versions.  With the release of the 21st edition, the electronic version of The Bluebook moved to a new platform that is somewhat more difficult to use than the previous platform, as it lacks both an index and advanced searching. 

  • The Bluebook's official site (https://www.legalbluebook.com) offers both the print version and subscriptions to the electronic version. 
  • Print copies of the 21st edition of The Bluebook can be purchased from vendors such as The Lawbook Exchange and the GW Bookstore.
  • Note:  Table T.2 (Foreign Jurisdictions) is not included in the print version.  It is available online free-of-charge here.

LexisNexis Digital Library

ABOUT

Includes electronic versions of existing library print subscriptions to codes and treatises from Lexis Publishing and Carolina Academic Press, as well as all titles in the "Understanding" and "Q&A" study aid series.

ACCESS

GW Law users can the digital library via web browser or App.  Both methods use your Law email (@law.gwu.edu) and password for authentication.

Web browser

Go to https://lexisdl.com/library/gwlaw OR use the Soras icon from the 9dot Google App menu in your Law Google account.

Mobile App

Search the App store for LexisNexis Digital Library
Use the code: GWLAW
 

Wolters Kluwer Study Aids

ABOUT

Includes the Examples & Explanations series and Crunch Time study guides This Online Library is available to the GW Law community.  

Questions about the Online Study Aid Library can be directed to electronicservices@law.gwu.libanswers.com

ACCESS

For off-campus access click here: https://gwlaw.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://ebooks.aspenlaw.com/bookshelf (use your GW Law email address and password for access).  Users can create personalized accounts that will let them add notes and bookmarks.  When creating an account, be sure to use your GW Law email address and password.