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Legal Citation

Finding Abbreviations to Law Reports and Journals

Sometimes you need to find what a particular abbreviation stands for in order to track down the reporter or journal, and other times, you might need to find the abbreviation for a journal or reporter in order to cite it. There are a number of places to check:

Canadian:

Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2014).
Call number: KE259 .C35 2014 (copies are shelved in the Reserve area).

Canadian Abridgment - note that there is a list of abbreviations at the front of each volume.
(shelved in the Reference section along the north wall of the law library)

British:

Donald Raistrick, Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations, 4th ed (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2013).
Call number: Ref. K89 I45 2013 (copies are shelved in the Reference area).

American:

Mary Miles Prince, Prince's Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations, 6th ed (Buffalo: W.S. Hein, 2009).
Call number: Ref. KF246 .P79 2009 (shelved in the Reference section of the law library).

Online:

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations