Database Research Basics 2002. Heafey Law Library Reference Staff Santa Clara University School of Law Introductory Lecture: Lexis and Westlaw Full-Text Database Searching. Overview. Administrative details. Passwords Printers Labs Introduction to full-text databases.
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Heafey Law Library Reference Staff
Santa Clara University School of Law
Lexis and Westlaw
Full-Text Database Searching
Select PRINT from the Lexis screen, NOT Netscape.
Do Not Use Netscape print in the labs.
While printing from the labs,
be sure the student printer is selected, NOT the attached printer
Select the print command from the Westlaw softwareWestlaw Printing
Check the destination of your print job.
Do not choose attached printer option in the labs.
Default printer can be changed with this button.
Specific fact patterns.
Opinions by a specific judge, lawyer, etc.
Current updates for cases and bills.
Newspapers and periodicals.
Manual is best for:
Complex legal issues.
Concepts expressed in common words.
Right to jury trial
As is clause
Unfamiliar areas of law.
Commercial loose-leafs combine laws, cases, and regs in one spot.Online vs. Manual
More limiting than AND
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