Thursday, May 12, 2016

New Feature for Searching News Articles on Westlaw

Searching for news articles on Westlaw usually yields thousands of hits. It can be a real slog to browse the list of hits looking for longer, more substantive articles.

Now, Westlaw offers an option to limit results from a news search by the length of the article.

The Advanced Search includes a "Document Length" field that lets you select from the following:

  • short articles and abstracts (less than 200 words)
  • no short articles or abstracts (greater than 200 words)
  • medium length articles (greater than 200 words and fewer than 1,000 words)
  • long articles only (greater than 1,000 words)

With this new option, you can quickly retrieve in-depth, fact-filled articles on your subject of interest.

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