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Teaching WestlawNext: Next Steps for Teachers of Legal Research


Ronald E. Wheeler Jr.


Boston University School of Law

2013

21 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 127 (2013)
Univ. of San Francisco Law Research Paper No. 2013-28

Abstract:     
As a follow up to his earlier piece titled "Does WestlawNext Really Change Everything: The Implications of WestlawNext on Legal Research," Professor Wheeler here explores strategies for teaching students to effectively research using the WestlawNext legal research platform. He focuses on challenging law librarians and other teachers of legal research to embrace change, to innovate and to devise research exercises that highlight both the advantages and the alleged pitfalls of WestlawNext. In particular, Professor Wheeler discusses source selection, filters, addressing the volume of results, esoteric content, and Boolean searching.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: online legal research, legal education, westlaw, westlawnext, research instruction


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Date posted: May 22, 2013 ; Last revised: August 22, 2014

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Wheeler, Ronald E., Teaching WestlawNext: Next Steps for Teachers of Legal Research (2013). 21 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 127 (2013); Univ. of San Francisco Law Research Paper No. 2013-28. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2268207

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Ronald E. Wheeler Jr. (Contact Author)
Boston University School of Law ( email )
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States
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