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April 2012

Search within results: Go right to the vital parts of a search result, your history, or a folder!

Search within results feature on Folders pageWestlawNext has several features that help you tackle a large volume of text or large number of documents with great efficiency. One of these features is Search within results, which allows you to narrow a search result, your history, or a folder to materials that contain specific terms.

  • Search result: Suppose you retrieve thousands of documents, including hundreds of cases, discussing the legality of a vehicle search. If you are most interested in cases involving the standing of a passenger to challenge the search, click Cases in the left column of the result page. In the Search within results text box, type a Terms and Connectors query such as passenger /s standing, and then click Search.
  • History: Suppose you recall that a document you retrieved weeks ago contained valuable guidance on the laches defense. Click History at the top of the page. Type laches in the Search within results text box in the left column of the history page and click Search. A list of documents you viewed in the last year containing the term laches is displayed.
  • Folders: You can also use Search within results to search for specific terms contained in the documents and snippets saved in one or more folders. Click Folders at the top of the page; the Folders page is displayed. To search documents and snippets saved in all folders, type a Terms and Connectors query, e.g., consent /5 search, in the Search within this folder text box and then click Search. To search only one of your folders, select the folder at the Folders page before typing your search.

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