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Westlaw enhancements

We continually invest in Westlaw so you can find exactly what you're
looking for, quickly and confidently.

Research enhancements

Introducing a fresh, easy way to find and
use Secondary Sources on Westlaw

Find trusted answers faster with improved access to the most respected authors and analytical content.

  • Engage with unsurpassed content efficiently and intuitively
  • Filter the library with a few clicks to browse and search the most relevant publications
  • Contextualize research with browsable table of contents
  • Enjoy a more seamless reading experience with Reading Mode that displays multiple documents simultaneously
Learn more about Secondary Sources content on Westlaw

Explore the updated Secondary Sources redesign

Click the orange icons to learn more.

Take a closer look at the new Secondary Sources library

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    Search all Secondary Sources or only those you choose using filters and the Publications list below.

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    Use these filters before you search or browse to narrow the publication list to only those titles most relevant to you.

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    Quickly access your favorite Secondary Source publications directly from the Secondary Sources library. Don't have any favorites? Click the star on a publication's table of contents page and they'll appear here.

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    Publication list

    Browse and access all Secondary Sources or narrow the list using the publication filters shown to the left.

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    Learn more about this publication through a brief publication description, author and currency information, and related resources.


Explore a Secondary Sources document

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    Reading Mode

    Dive into the content with Reading Mode, which allows for scrolling through multiple documents in the same display.

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    Table of Contents

    Gain valuable context without leaving your document and quickly move between chapters and sections with a fully linked and browsable table of contents.

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    Refreshed document display

    Enjoy a fresh document display that puts content front and center for an easier read.


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the Secondary Sources redesign

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More research enhancements

Get quick answers to simple legal questions, ensure accurate, thorough research, and find related information.

  • Westlaw Answers
  • Research Recommendations
  • Snapshots

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Westlaw Answers

Get quick answers to simple legal questions.

  • Get specific answers to common types of legal questions
  • Click on links to authoritative court decisions
  • View questions appearing in type-ahead display, with the answers shown above your search results
Westlaw answers
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Research Recommendations

Ensure accurate and thorough research.

  • See legal-issue patterns in your document interactions during your session
  • Find additional relevant documents, Key Numbers, and Secondary Sources recommended from our editorial tools and common usage patterns
  • Access the stored results easily in your history


Zero-in on related search information.

  • Retrieve information on attorneys, judges, experts, companies, and select popular statutes
  • Click on links to more detailed information in Profiler, Company Investigator, and Statutes

Folder enhancements

Make sure you're covering all the issues and find additional cases you may have missed.

  • Folder Analysis
  • Research Report
  • Shared Notes

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Folder Analysis

Ensure you're considering every issue.

  • Identify the legal issues present through automatic analysis of cases and statutes in a folder
  • View additional cases and statutes recommended to you
  • See a visual representation of issues
  • Navigate documents by issue
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Research Report

Consolidate your work in an easily
shared report.

  • Create a professional report summarizing research in your folder
  • Navigate your report with Table of Contents links
  • Display all annotations, including shared notes
  • Edit Notes from the summary screen, and jump to links available there and Copy with Reference
  • Email, print, download, or Dropbox your report

Shared notes

Bring your colleagues up to speed.

  • Collaborate easily through shared notes
  • Share inline or document-level notes
  • Share all your notes in a document with one click
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Westlaw app

Get your legal research on the go

With the award-winning Westlaw mobile app, you can continue research started in one place on any device – anytime, anywhere. The download is free to subscribers at the iTunes Store.

  • Run searches and filter results
  • Access KeyCite, research history, folders and favorites
  • Print, email and download documents
  • Receive customized current awareness updates and view Westlaw alerts
  • Track and follow companies

Get the app

Westlaw App

Voted Best Legal Research app

2016 Best of the National Law Journal 2016 The Best - The Recorder The National Law Journal - 2016 Best of the Midwest