WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Your Valuable Research Collection – Introduction to Folders

December 12, 2011

Tip of the WeekWestlawNext® folders help you to organize, manage, analyze, and share your research. Take advantage of folders to dramatically improve your research productivity and efficiency.

Key Benefits

  • Unlimited: Create an unlimited number of folders and save an unlimited number of documents
  • Knowledge Base: Repurpose past research and save new items to avoid duplication in the future
  • Lasting: Folders never expire and are retained for the life of your password
  • Current: Documents saved to folders are updated and always reflect the current state of the law
  • Collaborate: Share research with colleagues both inside and outside your organization

Functionality Overview

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 ) icon and then click the Expand ( Expand icon ) icon.

Here’s an overview of the functionality you’ll find on the Folders page:

Overview of the functionality you'll find on the Folders page

My Folders1. My Folders
Create, manage, and navigate your folders.




Options2. Options
Copy, move, rename, delete, export, and share your folders.




Share3. Share
Share entire folders with others within your organization and across organizations.

Copy or Move4. Copy or Move
Copy or move the contents of a folder.

Deliver5. Deliver
Email, print, download, or send to Kindle®.





Delete6. Delete
Deleting items or folders moves them to the Trash. Items are not completely deleted until the trash has been emptied.

Narrow7. Narrow
Search within your folders and filter the contents to quickly find what you are looking for.











Shared With Me8. Shared With Me
Access folders that others have shared with you.



** Today’s tip is the first in a month-long series about the functionality and benefits of WestlawNext folders.

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