WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Searching Content Within Your Folders

January 2, 2012

Tip of the WeekDid you know that you can search within the documents that you’ve stored in folders? If you only remember a bit of information about a saved document – such as a particular phrase or part of the title – this feature will help you find what you’re looking for quickly and easily.

Access Your Folders

Access your folders using one of the following:

  • Click the Folders link in the upper right corner of the page.
  • Hover over the Folders link in the upper right corner of the page, and click View all.
  • Click the Project Folder ( Project Folder ) icon and then click the Expand ( Expand ) icon.

Search Within

 Search Within
On the Folders page, Search within results allows you to search for specific terms contained in your saved documents.

 

 To search through all of the folders you’ve created, make sure that My Folders is selected. Then type a Boolean Terms and Connectors query into the Search within results box and click Search.

To search through all of the folders you've created

To search only one of your folders, select the desired folder from the My Folders menu on the left. Then type a Boolean Terms and Connectors query into the Search within results box and click Search.

To search in folders that others have shared with you, select the desired folder from the Shared With Me menu on the left. Then type a Boolean Terms and Connectors query into the Search within results box and click Search.

Search within results will search the text of all documents in the selected folder and its sub-folders.

Benefits

This feature increases efficiency by providing a quick way to search across all of your saved research. Instead of starting your research from scratch, you can use Search within results to see if you’ve already done previous research on a topic, issue, or case.

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