Method of Citation
3.16.1 Method of Citation
A legal reference may be included in the reference list in full, with a numbered citation in the text, or it may be included in the text parenthetically and not included in the reference list. In scholarly articles, a full citation in the reference list is preferred, but in a news article or book review, for example, a parenthetical citation in the text might be adequate.
In a leading decision on informed consent,1 the California Supreme Court stated ….
In the case of Cobbs v Grant1 ….
This reference would then appear in the reference list as follows:
1. Cobbs v Grant, 502 P2d1 (Cal 1972).