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Archive for July 8th, 2020

Use Title Search for Secondary Source Information 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 is located in Advanced Search and allows you to search just one part of the document. Running the TITLE search scans the article or section title only for that word or words, limiting and likely providing more accurate results.