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Terms & Connectors: Home

A guide to Boolean search commands in Westlaw, Lexis+, and Bloomberg Law


The Terms & Connectors search method allows you to enter a query that includes key terms relating to 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 narrow search results 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 for each database since they are 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.