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Legal Citation

McGill Basic Style Guide

Legal Citation and the McGill Guide Library Presentation

This Law Library presentation from August 2023 covers the basics of legal citation through ten top tips.

How to Write a Case Citation

How to read a case citation

McGill Guide Updates

In May 2023 the McGill Guide was updated from the 9th to the 10th edition. These slides cover the major changes between the two editions. The updates are also captured in this overview document.

Video Guide to Canadian Legal Citation


Video Content

This video covers the top ten tips for using McGill style citation, including:

  1. Abbreviations
  2. Footnotes
  3. Establishing a short form
  4. Ibid and supra
  5. Cases
  6. Books
  7. Journals
  8. Statutes
  9. Government documents
  10. Electronic media

Video Navigation

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