Answered By: Library Desk Last Updated: 30 May 2017 Views: 42
Westlaw AU Search Connectors
|AND||& (or a space)||Search terms in the same document:
Eg trade & mark & registration
|OR||or||Either search term or both:
Eg car or automobile
|BUT NOT||%||Documents not containing the term or terms following the % symbol:
Eg taxation % income
Use the % connector with caution; it may cause relevant documents to be excluded from your search result.
|Phrase||" "||Phrase Search terms appearing in the same order as in the quotation marks:
Eg "fiduciary duty"
|Numerical Connectors||/n||Search terms within n terms of each other (where n is a number):
Eg person /3 jurisdiction
|+n||The first term preceding the second by n terms (where n is a number):
Eg capital +3 punishment
Multiple Character Wildcard
To search for terms with multiple endings use the ! character. For example: object! will retrieve object, objected, objection, objecting, objectionable.
To search for words with variable characters, use the * character. When you place the universal character within a term, it requires that a character appear in that position. For example, withdr*w will return withdraw and withdrew.