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CRJS Citation Guide 2021

Through an annual collaborative effort between the library, the CRJS department and Student Learning Services, the following guide is made available specific to students in the Criminal Justice degree program.  You will find examples of how to cite legislation, case law, government information, statistics and more! Please find a link to the electronic version below, or visit the reference desk in the library to borrow a hard copy. 

MRU Citation Guides and Resources

Cite Sources: Learn the correct way to cite sources by using these guides, tutorials, and videos.

Referencing Webinars: APA & MLA. Referencing Webinars are 75 minutes long.  Registration is required.

Online Appointments: Personalized online 30-minute appointments with a Learning Strategist.

Citing Canadian Law

The Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2018), a.k.a. the McGill Guide, was created in an effort to standardize Canadian legal citation and provide a nationally acceptable reference system and has generally been adopted as the authority on legal citation in Canada.  Please be mindful that this is the preferred style to cite Canadian Law. The following are reliable online guides that provide examples of McGill

Queens University Guide to Legal Citation 

UBC's Legal Citation Guide

Legal Research and Writing (Ted Tjaden)

Recommended APA Websites

Here is a great website that you may find helpful for citations and formatting.

Contact Your Librarian

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Madelaine Vanderwerff

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What does this weird acronym mean?

In legal writing there are plenty of acronyms (particularly when looking at case law and legislation, case reporters etc.).  If you come across an acronym you are not sure (eg: what is the difference between DLR and SCR?!) try using the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations.