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Course guide for MIT 6.805/STS085/STS487: Foundations of Information Policy

Citing legal resources

Legal resources use the Bluebook style, as published in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation gives a good overview of the style (click on "examples" on the left).

Want to generate a legal citation? Try Citeus Legalus

Finding law and policy information

Finding engineering information

Use these to find articles, conference papers, and other literature on your topic.

Office hours

  • email me for an appointment (via webex or in person)

Fall 2017 consultation slots

(Proposal due 10/17; first draft due 11/2)

Pre-proposal consultation slots

  • Friday October 6, 3-4pm; 4-5pm
  • Tuesday October 10, 10am-11am; 11am-12pm;  3-4pm; 4-5pm
  • Wednesday October 11, 10am-11am; 11am-12pm; 2-3pm; 3-4pm; 4-5pm; 5-6pm
  • Monday October 16,  10-11am; 11-12pm; 12-1pm

Pre-first draft consultation slots:

  • Friday, October 20, 10-11p; 11-12pm; 3-4pm; 4-5p; 5-6pm
  • Monday October 23, 10-11a; 11-12p; 12p-1p; 2-3pm; 3-4pm; 4-5pm; 5-6p 
  • Wednesday, October 25, 3-4pm; 4-5pm
  • Friday, October 27, 10-11am

I can also schedule other times later in the semester by email.

Consultations will be around 45 minutes. We will go over database tools, will brainstorm keywords to use, and will look for specific papers and other sources of information. I can also show you organization techniques for references and discuss any other questions you have.

At the first consultation we'll go over the range of tools and options; feel free to make a followup appointment before the first draft is due to work on finding additional sources.