Westlaw tip: Too many results? Try searching for repeating terms

October 27, 2010

From the Westlaw Reference AttorneysOrder can be productive. If you get a large number of results back, you can increase the quality of the results by requiring certain terms to repeat. If you search for apple /p apple then the word will match itself. But, because of the left-to-right order required by the +p connector, searching for apple +p apple will ensure that the word “apple” appears at least twice in the same paragraph. Orange +255 orange works, too.

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