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Westlaw Next: Connectors for Complex Topics

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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