Teaching WestlawNext: Next Steps for Teachers of Legal Research
21 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 127 (2013)
6 Pages Posted: 22 May 2013 Last revised: 22 Aug 2014
Date Written: 2013
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.
Keywords: online legal research, legal education, westlaw, westlawnext, research instruction
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