The most common use for the Shepard’s® Citations Service is determining if a case is “Good Law”, valid and citable. This process is referred to as Shepardizing™.
Law students, faculty and legal professionals use Shepard’s for much more than validation checks. Outlined in this document are the many uses for Shepard’s.
Pepperdine University Databases specifically useful for legal research include:
Business Source Premier
Outstanding resource for journal articles on all areas of international business. This database includes an extensive list of scholarly and trade journals. Political risk country reports are included as well as company and industry reports.
Nexis Uni (formerlyLexisNexis Academic)
Indexes and provides full-text coverage of over 10,000 newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. Provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals and access to the renowned Shepard's Citations service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.
HeinOnline is a legal research collection that features full-text searching of scholarly legal and criminal justice periodicals and related materials. Pages are reproduced exactly as they appear in their print counterpart, including all graphics, footnotes and page numbers. Journals feature an electronic table of contents for easy browsing.
Legal Information Institute The website is one of the most expansive legal reference collections in the world, with links to almost every legal topic, constitutions and codes, court opinions, law by source or jurisdiction.