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DSDE 5329 - Deaf and the Law - Musyoka: Connectors for Complex Topics

Guide to accompany assignment in DSDE 5329

CONNECTORS FOR COMPLEX LEGAL TOPICS

Westlaw Next offers many "connectors" for building complex and specific legal searches.  If you do a search by keyword or subject and get too many irrelevant results, consider using these techniques.

OR Find at least one of two words/phrases (synonyms)
Example:  (dog OR canine)
AND Find both of two words/phrases
Example:  (dog OR canine) AND "search and seizure"    
/N

Find two words or phrases within N words of each other
(/5 finds words within 5 words of eachother)
Example:  (dog OR canine) /5 "search and seizure"

 

 

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