Rasmussen requires all students and staff to format their papers, cite sources in-text, and list references according to the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition because professionals in the programs we offer use it when publishing.
The Bluebook Method and The Indigo Book
Bluebook format is required for Paralegal courses. Paralegal students use APA in their General Education courses.
Bluebook formatting is a uniform system of citation for legal text and is the most widely used legal citation system in the United States.This method is taught and used at the majority of U.S. Law Schools, and used in a majority of U.S. federal courts. The Indigo Book: A Manual of Legal Citation is the preferred resource for Bluebook legal citation at Rasmussen University. The Indigo Book is an open and compatible implementation of a Uniform System of Citation.