Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Legal Studies & Paralegal: KeyCite

Online research guide for Legal Studies & Paralegal majors

Using the KeyCite feature in Westlaw

KeyCite is Westlaw's name for its feature that indicates whether or not a piece of its content is still good law or not.  This is very important when doing research--you do not want to cite a case/regulation, etc. that is no longer valid!

A Red flag indicates that the case, administrative decision, statute or regulation has been overturned (or part(s) of it overturned), repealed, or superceded (as applicable).

A Yellow flag indicates that the item in question has some negative history but has not been overturned/repealed, etc.

*Negative history/treatment, as the name implies, means that there has been some discussion in other cases, etc. about whether the case at hand is still valid.

Chat with a Librarian

Contact the Library

Library hours:

Monday  - Thursday: 8am - 6pm

Friday: 8am - 5pm

Additional hours are available by appointment.



Call or Text: (717) 728-2500