AND narrows search
in addition to AND, LexisNexis provides some "narrower ands"
w/n - within a specified number of words - w/5; w/10; w/25
w/p - within a paragraph
w/s - within a sentence
OR broadens search
! for multiple letters
* for one letter - may be used multiple times
1. Combine ideas to get a
(copyright or copyright Act)
and fair use
2. Revise a search
See “Next Steps” in upper
Select Edit Search
3. Use Search within results
(upper right-hand corner)
to search within results to
further narrow a search
ERIC - In-library and remote access via the SLU Libraries’ Web site
Education Full Text – In-library and remote access via the SLU Libraries’ Web site
Bickel, Robert D. The College Administrator and the Courts.
Pius Library KF 4225 .A59 B45 Suppl
A loose-leaf service received 4 times per year through 2007
Young, D. Parker. The College Student and the Courts
Pius Library KF4243.A59 Y68 1977 Suppl
A loose-leaf service received 4 times per year through 2007.
Two “tabs”, Search and Sources, each provide a different way to find information.
Search tab has five broad categories: General, News (Quick Info & News), Business, Legal, and People
1. Broad categories are divided into smaller sections
2. For example: General has 9 Sections, News has only 1, Busiess has 7, Legal has 8, and People has 1
Below are the current sections available under the Legal tab.
For this class, we will be using primarily the Federal & State Cases, Shepard's Citatations, and Law Reviews.
A. Choose a Category - Legal
B. Select “Federal & State Cases” from left-hand column, Shepard’s ® Citations, or Law Reviews.
C. Completing the Search Form
1. When entering terms in the Search Terms Box, type one word or short phrases using “connectors”.
2. Select Sources - Federal & State Cases Combined (or another appropriate source) from the drop-down menu.
3. Other options - Narrow search by
a. searching within Document Sections under "Show options to search specific document sections",
(Core-terms, Name, Dissentby, Opinionby, etc.)
b. providing Case Name (Example: N.Y. Times and Tasini)
c. providing Citation Number (Example: 533 U.S. 483)
d. specifying a date or range (date is, date after, previous 2 years, etc.)
e. specifying Judge’s last name
f. specifying Counsel or Firm name
E. Narrow search by entering terms in "Search within results" box in the upper right-hand corner.
To use the Sources tab to search, select the Sources to search as follows.
1. Select Area of Law to begin browsing law sources. Other possibilities are Publication Type, News & Business
Topics, and Industry.
2. Filter by Country (United States) and Publication Type (Cases or Legal News)
3. Select a Category (Education Law) from which to view and select sources.
4. Check the box in front of the source(s) you want to include. Click
5. Enter search terms in box.
Select your date or date range
6. To narrow your search, use the Search within results box in the upper right-hand corner.