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LRAC Legal Research Class Site

Legal Citators

A legal citator is a tool that provides a list of all documents (cases, statutes, secondary sources, etc.) that have cited a document. The two legal citators are KeyCite and Shepard's.

There are two broad purposes of a citator.

  1. Validity: To establish the authority of a primary source such as a case or statute
  2. Research: To assist with research by providing a list of primary and secondary sources that cite a case or statute

KeyCite Example

 

Westlaw and Lexis Citator Tutorials

Westlaw Tutorials and Quiz

Lexis Tutorials

To access the assigned tutorials, sign on to lexisnexis.com/lawschool, click on Lexis Learn, click on my Sarah Gotschall, and then click on Shepards Tutorials for Week 9.2 (10.21.2021).