Monday, June 08, 2015

Bloomberg/LexisAdvance/WestlawNext Alerts - keeping track and updating your online research

So you have a long-term project and you have crafted a really good search query for the project.  Bloomberg/LexisAdvance/WestlawNext all have an "Alert" feature that permits you to save your query, set to run on a specified schedule, and send you an email when there are new search results or even if there are no results.

Alerts are an excellent way to track and update case law, pending legislation, news, dockets, or just about anything you can think to track.  Bloomberg/LexisAdvance/WestlawNext all make it easy to set and manage alerts.  In fact remembering to delete an alert when the need for it is finished may be the hardest part.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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