Answered By: Paul Galfano
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2017     Views: 21

You can use the library database LexisNexis Academic to Shepardize a case, provided you have a proper citation.  First, access the 'Research/Explore' menu on the library page (on Blackboard). Then choose 'Databases' from the menu (as shown in the images below): 



When you access the Databases page, scroll down to the A-Z listing and choose the LexisNexis Academic database.  

Once in the database, look to above the search box and to the right for the 'Search By Subject Or Topic' link (see blue arrow in the image below):



When you click on the Search By Subject Or Topic' link it will open to a menu page with the Shephard's Citations link (at the red arrow in image shown below):

Click on the Shepard's Citations link, This will open a new window which allows you to add a case citation as shown below.  Note here that the citation for 'Roe v. Wade' is 410 U.S. 959 within the search box (as shown in image below):



You can copy and paste the citation of the case from the top of any case (usually at the top of the case article) found on LexisNexis Academic.

The last step is to click on the red 'check' box at right of the 'enter citation' box. and the next window will provide a list of cases from the 'shepardized' case citation. See below:



Note: You can click on any of the links above, which will open each of the shepardized cases for Roe v. Wade in the LexisNexis database.

For more information on Shepard's Citations and to 'shepardize a case, see the LexisNexis Academic's Shepard's Citations.

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