Moving from Westlaw Classic to WestlawNext

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Demonstrates some of the features of WestlawNext and helps faculty move from Westlaw Classic to WestlawNext

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Moving from Westlaw Classic to WestlawNext

  1. 1. Making the Move to WestlawNext Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library Lisa Smith-Butler May 8, 2014
  2. 2. How Do I Get There? Log onto http://www.lawschool.westlaw.com/
  3. 3. The Home Page
  4. 4. Features • Browse Content • Use Terms & Connectors & Fields with Advanced Search • Creating & Using Folders • Find & Print • KeyCite • News & Insights • Practitioner Insights • Practical Law • Favorites • Customize Page
  5. 5. Browsing
  6. 6. What Do I See & What Can I Do?
  7. 7. Moving Around • You can annotate and add notes to your case, statute, or law review. • You can add the annotated item to a specific folder that you create. • You can search within the document, i.e. focus, using the search icon, search within. • You can go to selected portions of a document. • You can change your display options to view a document. • You can deliver your document via print, email, download, or to a Kindle. • You can then create an Alert that notifies you whenever changes are made. • Court filings, forms, briefs, jury verdicts and settlements, and public records are included in the document retrieval if available. • Filters can be applied on the side to further limit search results by jurisdiction, date, keyword, topic, judge, attorney, party or docket number.
  8. 8. Tools: Folders & Notes
  9. 9. Focus/Search Within
  10. 10. Go To
  11. 11. Display Options
  12. 12. Delivery: Email, Print, Download, Kindle
  13. 13. Create Alerts
  14. 14. Court Filings
  15. 15. Filters
  16. 16. Browsing Statutes
  17. 17. • You can: – browse the Table of Contents; – find via a citation; – use the USCA editor created index; – use the Popular Names Tables; – use the Conversion Tables with the STATUTES AT LARGE, Public Law Numbers, etc.; or – check the historical changes back to 1990.
  18. 18. Terms & Connectors & Fields: Advanced Search
  19. 19. Party Name
  20. 20. Terms & Connecters
  21. 21. Narrow Results? Use the Filter(s)
  22. 22. Make a Folder?
  23. 23. View Your Folder?
  24. 24. Find & Print
  25. 25. KeyCite
  26. 26. Negative Treatment
  27. 27. History
  28. 28. Citing References
  29. 29. Narrow or Limit Your Results by Applying Filters
  30. 30. News & Insights
  31. 31. Practitioner Insights for Health Care Law
  32. 32. Practical Law
  33. 33. Practice Areas
  34. 34. Resource Types
  35. 35. Make Another Folder?
  36. 36. Favorites
  37. 37. History or Research Trail
  38. 38. More?! Customize Your Own Page
  39. 39. Is the Digest Still Available? Yes. Check It Out Under the Tools Tab.
  40. 40. Is There More? • Yes. West continues to add content and tweak. WestlawNext is a continuously evolving project. • For more information about using WestlawNext, check out the User Guides @ https://lawschool.westlaw.com/shared/marke tinfodisplay.asp?code=SG&id=1 .
  41. 41. Questions? • Contact your library liaison or the Reference Desk @ – 843.377.4020 – reference@charlestonla w.edu – Please stop by! We’re glad to help.

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