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Kristina L. Niedringhaus is Associate Dean for Library & Information Services at Georgia State University College of Law. She currently serves as the SEAALL Immediate Past President, AALL Spectrum Editorial Director, and Vice President of the CALI Board of Directors. Kris teaches Advanced Legal Research and Law Practice Technology and speaks and writes on legal technology and law library management issues.

Is it a “Good” Case? Can You Rely on BCite, KeyCite, and Shepard’s to Tell You?

Kristina L. Niedringhaus calls our attention to a recent article by Paul Heller whose research identified 357 citing relationships that one or more of the three major citators labeled as negative. “Out of these, all three citators agree that there was negative treatment only 53 times. This means that in 85% of these citing relationships, the three citators do not agree on whether there was negative treatment.”

Subjects: Citators, KM, Legal Research, Legal Research Training, Product Reviews, United States Law