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Bluebook Question

Postby zomginternets » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:51 pm

A source is not considered "published" merely by being posted on the internet, right? So if you find, say, a report online that doesn't appear to have been published in print form, you would cite it according to Rule 17, as opposed to Rule 15?

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Re: Bluebook Question

Postby kalvano » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:37 am

Isn't there a rule specifically for Internet-only sources?

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Re: Bluebook Question

Postby ph14 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:39 am

zomginternets wrote:A source is not considered "published" merely by being posted on the internet, right? So if you find, say, a report online that doesn't appear to have been published in print form, you would cite it according to Rule 17, as opposed to Rule 15?


Correct. Published means publication, not just made available. I think that rule has in mind something like a .pdf version of a law review article or newspaper or something.

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Re: Bluebook Question

Postby SammyJ » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:45 pm

kalvano wrote:Isn't there a rule specifically for Internet-only sources?


Yup. Pretty sure it's rule 18.

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Re: Bluebook Question

Postby TTH » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:48 pm

There's a rule for internet source that preserves original pagination (i.e., a PDF). Use dat.

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Re: Bluebook Question

Postby northwood » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:19 pm

kalvano wrote:Isn't there a rule specifically for Internet-only sources?



Rule 18.2 and Bluebookpages B10




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