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Searching Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance and Westlaw: Introduction

Prepared by Dorie Bertram for the Fall Semester of Legal Research Methodologies

Useful Links

Useful Phone Numbers

Bloomberg Law
1-888-560-BLAW (2529)

Lexis Advance
1-800-45-LEXIS (1-800-455-3947)

Westlaw
1-800-WESTLAW (1-800-937-8529)

Introduction

Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance and Westlaw are subscription online services that provide you with a wide variety of legal, news and business information.  Each service provides you with powerful search options. Understanding these options and mastering search techniques is key to using these products efficiently and effectively.

This Research Guide will:

  • Help you decide
    • what to search: Source Driven v. Content Driven Searching
    • how to search: Word v. Terms & Connectors Searching

And

  • provide you with a Terms & Connectors Searching quick reference

Read More About It in Sloan, Researching the Law

Chapter 4. Pre-Search Filtering

Chapter 5. Research Tools and Search Techniques

Chapter 6. Working with Search Results