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Archive for October 15th, 2018


Shepardize Code Subsections

Regarding citators, it’s important for students and practitioners to remember that reports for code sections can be obtained for statutes as well as for regulations. The Shepard’s service in Lexis goes a step further and allows you to get a report for just a code subsection. At the top of the Shepard’s report, click “Subsection reports by specific court citation” to see what subsections are available. This can be helpful to the researcher who may only be concerned with one subsection and can assist in narrowing down results, especially with federal code sections that may have thousands of citations. When Shepardizing a subsection of a code, results can still be post-filtered by jurisdiction or date, or by adding search terms.