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27 Feb 2018 Author : InfoPro Community Manager

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: The quickest way to understand why a particular Shepard’s Signal™ indicator was assigned to a case

Check out the exclusive Reason for Shepard’s Signal™ feature.

Distinctive and familiar Shepard’s Signal indicators help you quickly understand the impact of subsequent cases on your issue. Access this fantastic feature directly from a full-text case on the Lexis Advance service. And now you can find and review the most important citing references even faster.

A.  Review the top citing reference for your case’s treatment—no added charge! Just click the Reason for Shepard’s Signal™? link in a full-text case. Without leaving the case, a new window displays showing the citing reference that had the strongest influence on the Shepard’s Signal analysis. You’ll quickly know why the Shepard’s Signal indicator was assigned. (Click the X in the top-right corner to close this window.)

B.  Review the top citing reference in context. Place your cursor on the top reference; the text turns red. Click to move to that top reference in the full-text citing case, highlighted for quick review. To exit the citing case, click your back browser button in the top-left corner of the screen.

C.  Move to your cited case’s headnotes—either the headnotes cited or all case headnotes.

D.  Review other citing cases that contributed to the Shepard’s Signal indicator for your case.

E.  Get more details on top citing references, as well as reference materials and other research tips for Shepard’s® Citations Service through online help screens.