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Getting the Most from KeyCite: The Newest KeyCite Features
Review of KeyCite KeyCite is divided into two components: –KeyCite History, which tells whether the case, statute, patent, or federal agency action is still good law Symbols on the face of the document instantly indicate the current status of the document. –KeyCite Citing References, which lists cases, federal administrative materials and secondary sources that have cited your document. Symbols in KeyCite Citing References indicate which citing references will be of most use to you. HN:3,4
Status Flags and Symbols Red Flag – Your case is no longer good law for at least one of the points it contains. Yellow Flag – Your case has had some negative history but hasn’t been reversed or overruled. Blue H – Your case has some history. Green C – Your case has citing references but no direct or negative indirect history. KeyCite History for Cases
Depth of Treatment Stars Examined This case contains an extended discussion of your case, usually more than a printed page. Discussed This case contains a substantial discussion of your case, usually more than a paragraph but less than a printed page. Cited This case contains some discussion of your case, usually less than a paragraph. Mentioned This case contains a brief reference to your case. KeyCite Citing References
+ – This case cites your case multiple times. Quotation marks – This case quotes language from your case word for word. HN:5,6 – This case discusses your case for the points of law discussed in headnotes 5 and 6 in your case. KeyCite Citing References Other KeyCite Citing Reference Symbols
Limiting Citing References in KeyCite Roe v. Wade had 12,994 citing references in KeyCite on January 16, 2004. A Limit KeyCite Display button allows you to limit the citation results to specified criteria. Limit KeyCite Display
Select the desired criteria for your citing reference result. You can select any number or combination of criteria. We’ll start by selecting the issue discussed in headnote eight of Roe v. Wade. You can limit by: Headnote (issue) Locate Jurisdiction Date Document type Depth of treatment Limiting Citing References in KeyCite
Locate The second limitation is a date restrictor. Click Apply. Then choose Locate and enter “first trimester.” Date Apply
By restricting results to those discussing the issue of headnote eight and by using the date limit displayed on the last screen and requiring that the phrase first trimester occur in the citing references, we have limited the KeyCite results to the three citing documents from the original 12,994 that will be of most use to us.
KeyCite Notes: Create a KeyCite Result from Within a Case KeyCite Notes helps you locate sources that cite your case for a legal issue summarized in a specific headnote. Access KeyCite Notes from a headnote or from the place in the opinion field of a case in which the court discussed the point of law summarized in the headnote.
provides a list of sources that cite both the case and the point of law you are researching lets you know of the sources and number of documents that cite the case and legal issue before you run your search KeyCite Notes
From within a case you have created a KeyCite Citing Reference list of the cases that have cited Roe for the point of law discussed in Headnote 1 of Roe. Creating a KeyCite Result from Within a Case
Legal Materials You Can Now Monitored in Key Cite Patent Citator KeyCite History shows patent status history, prior art history, patent assignments, and litigation alert history. KeyCite Citing References lists citing patents, cases, secondary sources, and briefs that have cited the patent. US PAT 5172361
Legal Materials You Can Now Monitor in KeyCite Expanded federal administrative material coverage, including documents from the –Internal Revenue Service ( including Private Letter Rulings, Revenue Rulings, and Technical Advice Memoranda) –Board of Immigration Appeals –Environmental Protection Agency –Equal Employment Opportunity Commission –Federal Communications Commission –Federal Energy Regulatory Commission –Federal Government Contracts –National Labor Relations Board –Public Utility Reports –Securities and Exchange Commission Law review and journal articles have citing references listed in KeyCite.
KeyCite Alert KeyCite Alert is a service that automatically monitors the status of cases, statutes, federal regulations and federal administrative regulations and sends updates to you when there has been a change that might affect the validity of these legal materials. KeyCite Alert results are delivered to a destination you select, such as printer, fax machine, e-mail address, or wireless device.
Suppose you are basing a legal argument on the court’s decision in 100 S.Ct. 1. Before you file your briefs or make an argument at trial, you want to ensure that in the time since you last verified that the case was good law, there has been no change in the law might affect its validity. The Monitor with KeyCite Alert link lets you easily create a KeyCite Alert entry. KC Alert
Clicking the KeyCite Alert link brings you to the KeyCite Alert Wizard. The wizard takes you step by step through creating a KeyCite Alert entry. Click Next to continue. Next
Select which KeyCite features you want to monitor. Select how often you want the KeyCite Alert entry monitored. Select when you want to begin monitoring the case. Select a delivery destination. 1. 2. 3.4.
Click the Finish button when you reach this summary screen. Your KeyCite Alert entry is now listed in your KeyCite Alert Directory, along with any previously created entries. You can delete it at any time. Finish KC Alert Directory