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Archive for April 9th, 2018

Use a Title Search to Get Information in Secondary Sources on Westlaw and Lexis

The number and breadth of secondary sources on Westlaw and Lexis can be overwhelming. Even running a pointed search may still produce hundreds of documents, which is where segments (Lexis) and fields (Westlaw) can be most helpful. In both services, secondary materials have a TITLE segment/field that can be found by going into Advanced Search, allowing you to search just one part of the document. By running the TITLE search, you are just searching the article or section title only for that word or words, limiting your results and likely providing more accurate results.