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Method of Citation 

Method of Citation

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References
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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.

Full Citation

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).

Parenthetical In-Text Citation

In a leading decision on informed consent (Cobbs v Grant,502 P2d 1 [Cal 1972]), the California Supreme Court stated ….

In the case of Cobbs v Grant (502 P2d 1 [Cal 1972]) ….

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