A case citation provides the information needed to locate a particular case.
Names of parties Volume of Reporter Name of Reporter Page Number (Year)
Example: Brown v. Board of Education 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
This citation leads to a case named Brown v. Board of Education in Volume 347 of United States Reports on page 483 decided in 1954.
Court Reporters are usually abbreviated.
See the Abbreviations tab of this guide for some common abbreviations.
Consult The Bluebook : A Uniform System of Citation (Reference Desk KF245 U55 2005)