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Chapter 7—Secondary Authority

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  1. Chapter 7—Secondary Authority American Law Reports—A.L.R.

  2. A.L.R. • Purpose and research role • Annotation components • Prefatory statement • Table of contents

  3. A.L.R. • Components (cont.) • Research references • Article index • Jurisdictional tables • Scope and related annotations • Summary and comment • Practice pointers • Substantive provisions

  4. A.L.R. • Research aids • Index to annotations • A.L.R. digest • Table of laws, rules, and regulations • Reference from other sources • Updates

  5. Chapter 7—Secondary Authority West’s Key Number Digests

  6. West’s Digests • Purpose and research role • Organization by legal topics

  7. West’s Digests • Components • Descriptive word index • Table of cases • Words and phrases • Updates • Each topic includes: Subjects included and excluded, table of contents, case summaries

  8. West’s Digests • Types • American digest system • Digests of federal court opinions • Regional digests • State digests

  9. West’s Digests • Research aids • Case headnotes • Descriptive word index • Topic outline • Table of cases • Updates • Reference from other sources

  10. Chapter 7—Secondary Authority Legal Encyclopedias

  11. Legal Encyclopedias • Purpose and research role • Major encyclopedias • American Jurisprudence 2d • Corpus Juris Secundum

  12. Legal Encyclopedias • Features • General index • Topic summary • Updates • Tables

  13. Legal Encyclopedias • Research aids • General index • Table of contents • Table of cases • Table of statutes, rules, and regulations

  14. Chapter 7—Secondary Authority Treatises

  15. Treatises • Purpose and research role • Types • Single-volume text • Multivolume sets

  16. Treatises • Features • Narrative presentation • Index • Table of cases • Updates

  17. Chapter 7—Secondary Authority Shepard’s Citators

  18. Purpose and research role Types—case law, constitu-tions, statutes, court rules, regulations Shepard’s Citators

  19. Shepard’s Citators • Format and components • Case law citators • Abbreviation and introductory material • Case location • Case history • Later case treatment • Secondary sources

  20. Shepard’s Citators • Format and components • Statutory law citators • Abbreviation and introductory material • Statutory location • Case treatment • Secondary sources

  21. Shepard’s Citators • Research steps • Select appropriate citator. • Locate and review research entry. • Update.