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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Thomson-West Launches Westlaw WebPlus Search Engine

The folks at Westlaw have created WebPlus, a free web search
engine that is also available within Westlaw. The goal of the new
search tool (which is currently in beta) is to improve law related web
searches by filtering search results based on legal relevance.

The Law Librarian Blog has posted a list of WebPlus uses,
including finding:

*Local news or regulations not found on Westlaw
*Government agency information related to a transaction or issue
*Recent or informal commentary on a legal issue
*Company information, direct from the source
*Information on a person to supplement public records found on Westlaw
*General Web information about legal topics

There is a user guide to the new search engine
available in PDF.