WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Finding Articles By Title

September 10, 2012

Tip of the WeekEnhancements to WestSearch® make it even easier to retrieve a particular secondary source article. Simply enter the article’s title (or as much of it as you remember). WestSearch will then return the article right at the top of your secondary source results. You don’t need to know field restrictors, run a Boolean search, or even enter the entire article title.

Using the Article Title
Suppose you are looking for the following article: Princess Cruises, Inc. v. United States: Will the Love Boat Finally Sink the Harbor Maintenance Tax?

With WestSearch, you don’t need to know the precise journal, law review, or ALR® volume that contains the article.

Simply:

  1. Enter terms from the article title in the search box
  2. Select a jurisdiction
  3. WestSearch will find the appropriate document

With WestSearch, you don't need to know the precise journal, law review

Using the Author’s Name
If you know the author’s name, it’s a good idea to add that too. Including the author’s name can help you get the right document when you recall only a portion of the article’s title. For instance, suppose you are looking for the article, ATM Crime: Expanding the Judicial Approach to a Bank’s Liability for Third Party Crimes against ATM Patrons by Jennifer Juhala DeYoung.

Simply:

  1. Enter the author’s name and partial title in the search box
  2. Select a jurisdiction
  3. WestSearch will return the correct article – likely as the first Secondary Sources result

If you know the author's name, it's a good idea to add that too

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