“In Defense of Wikipedia” by Diane Murley

Last but not least today from the latest issue of Law Library Journal [vol. 100, no. 3, Summer 2008] is “In Defense of Wikipedia” by Diane Murley, Web Services Coordinator and Reference Librarian, Ross-Blakley Law Library, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University.

The abstract reads:

Ms. Murley explains how Wikipedia articles are created and edited and how to use Wikipedia’s tools to evaluate articles. She argues that research instructors should teach students to use Wikipedia properly, rather than trying to convince them not to use it. Finally, she suggests ways in which Wikipedia can be used to help teach the importance of evaluating sources.

Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook

A recent legal research and writing (LRW) title of interest concerning The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation) is:

Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook : A Guide for Students and Practitioners
by Linda J. Barris

Type:        Book; English
Publisher:    Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, ©2007.
ISBN:    9781594603655 1594603650
OCLC:    123391085
Related Subjects:
Citation of legal authorities — United States.
Annotations and citations (Law) — United States.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Cases
Chapter 3: Statutes
Chapter 4: Constitutions
Chapter 5: Secondary Sources
Chapter 6: Procedural and Court Rules
Chapter 7: Litigation Documents and Record Citations
Chapter 8: Signals and Explanatory Parentheticals
Chapter 9:    Quotations
Chapter 10: Capitalization
Chapter 11: Numbers, Numerals and Symbols
Appendix: Citing Electronic Sources