Shepard’s & KeyCite – Legal Research

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Shepard's & KeyCite - Legal Research

Shepard’s & KeyCite – Legal Research

The key terms of this chapter include Lexis, Citator, Bibliography, KeyCite, Legal Research Website, Shepard’s.


Which of the following can be used to locate a court case in Westlaw or Lexis?​

a. The citation for the case​

b. ​The legal topic of the case

c. ​The case name

d. ​All of these choices are correct.- correct


A ______ provides a list of legal references that have cited or interpreted a case, statute, or regulation.​

a. ​bibliography

b. ​citator – correct

c. ​case citator

d. ​docket


A ______ provides a list of legal references that have cited or interpreted a case, statute, or regulation and, in addition, a history of the case.​

a. bibliography​

b. ​citator

c. ​case citator – correct

d. ​docket


Services that provide an online citator include which of the following?

a. ​Westlaw

b. ​Lexis

c. ​PACER

d. ​Westlaw and Lexis – correct

e. ​None of these choices is correct.


The online citator for Lexis is​

a. ​KeyCite.

b. ​Shepard’s.- correct

c. ​UpdateCite.

d. ​CorrectCite.


Which of the following is something you can do when using Westlaw or Lexis?

a. ​Conduct a search

b. ​Check citations

c. ​Track previous research trails

d. ​All of these choices are correct.- correct


Which of the following is something you can do when using Westlaw but not Lexis?​

a. Conduct a search​

b. ​Check citations

c. ​Track previous research trails

d. ​None of these choices is correct.- correct


Which of the following are methods of searching a database in Westlaw or Lexis?

a. ​By citation

b. ​Terms and connectors methods

c. ​Natural language methods

d. ​None of these choices is correct.

e. ​All of these choices are correct.- correct


Which of the following is true of using Lexis and Westlaw?​

a. ​The user needs a subscription and password to access the services.

b. ​They are free to use.

c. ​They can be expensive to use.

d. ​The user needs a subscription and password to access the services, and they can be expensive to use.- correct

e. ​None of these choices is correct.


Which of the following is not an advantage of online legal research?​

a. ​It provides the ability to locate and print court cases and statutory provisions.

b. ​New case decisions and changes in law are almost immediately available.

c. ​Westlaw and Lexis are available at no charge.- correct

d. ​The Internet allows many approaches to online research.


The online citator for Westlaw is​

a. ​KeyCite.- correct

b. ​Auto-Cite.

c. ​UpdateCite.

d. ​CorrectCite.


KeyCite is

a. ​the online citator for Westlaw.- correct

b. ​the online citator for Lexis.

c. ​the online citator for Google Scholar.

d. ​a key legal research website.


Shepard’s is

a. ​the online citator for Westlaw.

b. ​the online citator for Lexis.- correct

c. ​the online citator for Google Scholar.

d. ​a key legal research website.


​Which citator contains the case status flags to indicate when there is case history to be investigated?

a. KeyCite​ – correct

b. ​Shepard’s

c. ​UpdateCite

d. ​CorrectCite


An indication in KeyCite that a case has been questioned or has been overruled is​

a. ​two status stars.

b. ​a colored status flag.- correct

c. ​a graphic of a pointing hand.

d. ​None of these choices is correct.


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