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Monday, October 20, 2014

Westlaw Tip of the Week: Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently

This is an old(ish) Tip of the Week, but still helpful information. One tip I give our patrons is WestlawNext can be a good way to identify relevant chapters of treatises, since it searches across the entire West platform, not just the materials included in our contract. And, if your search retrieves documents that are not included in our plan, come see the reference librarians and we will help you find the treatise in print. The Law Library has an extensive collection of West treatises in print and if we don't have it we might be able to borrow it from another library.

Finding the document you need within Secondary Sources may take time, especially if you are starting a new research project and are searching through all Secondary Sources on WestlawNext. Here are some tips to make this process easier.

Narrow the Results List Using FiltersThe filters are especially helpful when you are looking for a Secondary Source from a particular jurisdiction. For example, try setting your jurisdiction to California and then run a search for "equitable estoppel": 

- See more on the Legal Solutions Blog.


Posted By Alicia at 8:45 AM

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