Monday, June 12, 2006

Westlaw Search Question - getting just the Missouri Supreme Court

Why is it that "co(mo.)" doesn't limit me to the Missouri Supreme Court, but instead also gives me Missouri Court of Appeals? Now, in this database there's only Mo. and Mo.App., and so to limit myself to SCO-MO, I can do "% co(", but I should think the default search behavior should be to match the whole of what's in the parentheses, not just some part of it.

1 comment:

Ashley Fournet said...

You're putting the wrong item in the parenthesis. To get only Supreme Court cases on Westlaw, you need to type in "co(high)"

If you type in co(low), you'll only get appellate cases.

Little known trick on westlaw.