Sample Citation

Reporter series


74 S.Ct. 686←Page number

Volume number


The first number, 74, represents the volume number of the particular set of books (reporters).  “S.Ct.” is the abbreviation for the reporter series (Supreme Court Reports).  The last number, 686, is the page number on which the case begins.  So, this particular case begins on page 686 of  volume number 74 of the Supreme Court Reports.