WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Five Quick Tips for Cost-Effective Research

June 20, 2011

Tip of the Week

Here are some great tips to make your WestlawNext research more efficient and cost-effective.

1 Retrieve Documents by Citation
When you know the citation to a document, type it into the search box and you will be taken directly to the document page. You will be charged only for viewing the document rather than a search.

Retrieve Documents with Find by Citation

2 Use Folders to Organize your Research
Documents that have been viewed and saved to a folder (using transactional pricing) are accessible without charge for one year. If you share the folder, everyone within your organization also has one year of free access to those documents.

Use Folders to Organize your Research

3 Avoid Printing Charges by Using Copy with Reference
As an alternative to printing, you can copy a section of text from any document and save it to a folder or paste it into a word-processing document – at no charge. As an added bonus, the Copy with Reference feature automatically adds a formatted citation.

Avoid Printing Charges by Using Copy with Reference

4 Use Search Within to Narrow your Results
Under transactional pricing, once you retrieve a search result there is no charge to search within those results. You can use the Search Within feature to locate specific terms within your search result. For example, run one search and then use the Search Within feature as many times as you want – at no charge.

5 Use the KeyCite® Command to Check a Citation
Use the KeyCite command to determine whether a case, statute, administrative decision or regulation is good law. In the search box, simply enter keycite or kc: followed by the citation. This will take you directly to the KeyCite results for the citation and will avoid the document view charge that would be incurred if you enter the citation alone.

Use the KeyCite? Command to Check a Citation

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