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Terms & Connectors: Home

A guide to Boolean search commands in WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law


The Terms and Connectors search method allows you to enter a query that consists of key terms from your issue and connectors specifying the relationship between those terms. This narrows the search allowing for more accurate search results. Proper use of terms and connectors can focus a search term from 1,000 hits to 10. This will increase the number of relevant results while limiting the frustration of informational overload. Make sure to study the Terms & Connectors of each Database because they will be unique to each database.
You can access each Database's Terms & Connectors by clicking the tabs located at the top of this page or by downloading the PDF attached at the bottom.

--All information was taken from the official reference and help materials published by each legal resource tool.--