Legal Resources and Research

Citation Abbreviations for Legal Materials

The table below lists a few of the more common types of case citations for the Texas region. Complete legal citations give the volume, source, then page number (100 U.S. 124).  Also see Abbreviations and Omissions Used in Citations (Cornell)

Citation Abbreviations

Citation Abbreviation Full Name of Citation Source Source Location and Call Number
 CFR  Code of Federal Regulations (official) Free Government Website: FDsys
 CJS  Corpus Juris Secundum
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JPL 3rd Floor  KF 154 .C67
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 F  Federal Reporter (West)
 (1880-1924, Vol. 1 - 300)
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 F.2d

 

 F.3d

 F.Supp.

 Federal Reporter, second series (West)
 U.S. Court of Appeals from 1924-1993 and the U.S. District Court from  1924-1932. 

 Federal Reporter, third series (West) (1993-)

 Federal Supplement (West) 
 U.S. District Court 1932-present

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 S.Ct.  Supreme Court Reporter (West) JPL 3rd Floor  KF 101 .S9
 SW  South Western Reporter
(1887-1928) (West)
JPL 3rd Floor  KFT 1255 .S7
 SW2nd  South Western Reporter, second series
(1928- ) (West)
JPL 3rd Floor  KFT 1255 .S7
 Tex.Code Ann  Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated JPL 3rd Floor  KFT 1230.5 .V4 .A38
 U.S.  United States Reports (official) JPL 3rd Floor  KF 101 .U58
 USC  United States Code (official) JPL 3rd Floor  KF 62 2006
 USCA  United States Code Annotated (West) JPL 3rd Floor  KF 62 1927 .W45
 

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