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Introduction to Search Logic and Strategies

This lesson is designed for students taking an introductory legal research course who are already somewhat familiar with online research on Westlaw and Lexis. This lesson should be useful for students with basic or intermediate searching knowledge and experience.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to

1. Create searches that work on both Westlaw and Lexis.

2. Use parentheses to control the order of operations.

3. Change connectors to expand or limit search results.

4. Truncate terms that may appear in more than one way in documents.

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