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Westlaw Classic - Searching with Boolean Terms & Connectors

Last Published: October 18, 2017

This guide provides help on searching with Boolean Terms & Connectors.

When you type a search in the text box at the Westlaw Classic, special rules govern which searches are processed as Boolean Terms and Connectors searches. A search is processed as a Terms and Connectors search if it includes a grammatical, numerical, or BUT NOT connector; a root expander or universal character; or a field restriction.

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