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Shepard's® Citations Review
(April 30, 2004)
Shepard's® Citations has been the trusted leader in citation research for 130 years. Don't forget these compelling reasons to use Shepard's as part of your legal research.
1) Easy to Use
Shepard's has exclusive tools that make it fast and easy to use:
- The new Shepard's Summary -- at the top of your report -- see at a glance how vital citing references affect your case.
- The new Navigation Bar -- move easily to the analyses and/or jurisdictions of the citing references; a great way to organize and prioritize your research.
- Pop-Up Help Tools -- Give you instant definitions of analysis phrases and Shepard's Signals
- Batch Delivery -- print, download, email or fax selected documents listed in the report in just one step, instead of making individual requests for each document you want.
2) More Complete Editorial Analysis
Only Shepard's covers the complete spectrum of editorial analysis, from very negative (e.g. overruled) through mild negative (e.g. distinguished) to true positive (e.g. followed). Exclusive to Shepard's, true positive allows you to quickly spot potential splits in authority.
3) Narrow Your Results
Get results in context with the FOCUSā"¢ feature. Search within the full text of citing references to narrow results to the fact pattern or legal issue you are interested in. Or use Custom Restrictions to select the jurisdictions, analyses and date ranges relevant to your search, all on one screen.
Shepard's expert legal editors add full treatment and history analysis right away, so you get fast answers that are very current.
5) Table of Authorities
Shepard's Table of Authorities (updated daily) analyzes the authorities your citing case used as the basis for its opinion. Get at-a-glance analysis of a case's foundation and uncover hidden weaknesses even in cases with no obvious negative treatment.
6) Statutory Analysis
Only Shepard's allows you to Shepardize® a subsection of a statute. Instead of wading through endless off-point annotations, you can use Shepard's to locate just the cases relevant to your particular subsection of law.