The best-kept secret for finding definitions in caselaw

Mar 31, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Westlaw tip: There are two commonly known techniques for finding definitions in  caselaw:  Looking for the word or phrase using the words

WestlawNext question: How are search results organized?

Mar 25, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

If you’ve seen WestlawNext in action, you know that it searches in an entirely new way. Rather than choosing a database first,

Find the right database – no identifier required

Mar 24, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Westlaw tip: Know the name of a database but not the identifier? You can easily find a database by describing it in

Westlaw tip: Use synonyms to expand your search

Mar 17, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Is there a synonym for Thesaurus? To make sure your search terms cover all the different ways a judge might phrase your legal issue,

Next.Notes: Get the most out of WestlawNext!

Mar 16, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

You were recently introduced to WestlawNext, the intuitive online research system that harnesses the power of the West Key Number System, KeyCite,

Tip: Find your way around Westlaw with Site Map

Mar 10, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Wondering where to start after logging into Westlaw? The “Site Map” link at the top of the screen lays out all of

Add a “pound” and cut the fat from your search results

Mar 3, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Westlaw tip: To search for a common term, or to exclude plurals or automatic equivalents, remember to use the # sign. This

Westlaw tip: Find court rules faster

Feb 24, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Incorporating a court rule in your search? To account for the many ways a court might cite to the rules, try using

*+!=? (We’re talking terms and connectors here)

Feb 16, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

 Westlaw tip: Terms and connecters can work better in pairs! Combining the * (universal character) and the ! (root expander) creates a

Read Green on Westlaw: Environmental Resources

Jul 22, 2009 By: Marcus Anderson

With the new Administration’s emphasis on environment and energy issues, Westlaw users may be interested in three newsletters provided by “Environment &

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