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Legal Research: Cases: Reporters,
Digests, & Citators

It is recommended that an attorney be consulted when an interpretation of the law is needed. UCF library staff are not able to provide any legal advice. Legal Assistance Information

Cases: Reporters, Digests, & Citators

Reporters provide the published text of the reported decisions from specific courts.

Digests are subject indexes with summaries of court cases. Explanations of topics are not given, but references to reporters are provided.

Citators identify subsequent references to previous court cases and are used to help determine if a case's decision is still valid.