William and Mary Law School

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Secondary Research

  1. Using our online catalog
  2. Using LegalTrac

Primary Research

  1. Searching for statutes on LexisNexis.com
  2. Searching for statutes on Westlaw.com
  3. Using the Custom Digest on Westlaw.com
  4. Using KeyCite to validate a case (making sure it's still good law)
  5. Using KeyCite to find citing cases (for further research)
  6. Modifying KeyCite results
  7. Using Shepard's to validate a case (making sure it's still good law)
  8. Using Shepard's to find citing cases (for further research)
  9. Restricting Shepard's results