BlueBook Online down???

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as stars burn
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BlueBook Online down???

Postby as stars burn » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:41 am

Is anyone else having trouble accessing Bluebook online? I only have an online subscription, and I haven't been able to access the site all weekend. I'm about ready to throw my computer out the window.
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LjakW
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Re: BlueBook Online down???

Postby LjakW » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:25 pm

It seems that their site's registration for legalbluebook.com has expired and has either been taken by someone else, or just needs to be paid. I have some doubt this will be solved soon, i.e., in the next 24 hours.

Split5
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Re: BlueBook Online down???

Postby Split5 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:22 pm

This is driving me nuts

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wiseowl
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Re: BlueBook Online down???

Postby wiseowl » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:52 pm

A lot of site domains expire February 1st, including a lot of the ones at my school for student orgs. Wouldn't be shocked if this was the job of some kid at Chicago or Harvard to maintain and they blew it.

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Re: BlueBook Online down???

Postby kalvano » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:51 pm

Perhaps it's a sign you should just use the actual book.

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Re: BlueBook Online down???

Postby traehekat » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:53 pm

kalvano wrote:Perhaps it's a sign you should just use the actual book.


although i only have a physical copy of the BB, i bet the online version is actually pretty useful in that it has to be infinitely easier to find specific rules. but yeah, everyone should at least own a physical copy even if you predominately use the online version, if for nothing else this exact scenario.

/unhelpful observation

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Re: BlueBook Online down???

Postby shepdawg » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:12 pm

It has been driving me crazy all weekend. My draft of my law review note is due Monday, and most of my citations are complex international stuff and internet and journal citations. Plus, I don't own a physical copy. I want a free year!!!

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Re: BlueBook Online down???

Postby kalvano » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:34 pm

For all of you with immediate need of citation help, this may prove at least somewhat useful -

http://www.law.suffolk.edu/library/research/Bluebook/

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Re: BlueBook Online down???

Postby as stars burn » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:12 pm

kalvano wrote:Perhaps it's a sign you should just use the actual book.


In my defense, the online bluebook is awesome; I'd have to pay another fee to buy the book (on top of the online fee I had already paid); my school generally only uses ALWD so I haven't had to use Bluebook up until for this particular adjunct professor and none of my internships specifically preferred Bluebook over ALWD. But I just found out my professor doesn't care what citation format we use so I stuck with ALWD (this is probably because legal writing 1 and 2 are taught with ALWD at my school).




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