Westlaw tip: Expand your search by claiming your roots(!)

May 13, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

What do trees and words have in common? They both have roots! When searching on Westlaw, an exclamation point (!) functions as

Westlaw tip: Find the latest articles on a legal topic

Apr 28, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Want to get current fast? Try the “West Topical Highlights” databases. For quick access, type “topical highlights” into a “Search for a

Too many citing references? Try “Limit KeyCite Display”

Apr 21, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Westlaw tip: Is it possible to be too popular? When you KeyCite® a case, there might be a very large number of

The “Find by Citation” box is smarter than you think

Apr 14, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Westlaw tip: Trying to find the right format to do a Find? The “Find by Citation” box is a SMART box. If

Westlaw tip: Use Preferences for easy-to-skim results

Apr 7, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Want to save some time? Make your search results easier to skim by showing more search terms and more context around each

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,

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