There are two way to search on sophisticated legal research systems such as Westlaw and Lexis Advance – natural language searching and terms and connectors searching.
Although it is possible to formulate elaborate searches, most research needs are met by relatively simple searches.
Many search follow the pattern of: keyword /S keyword /S keyword
Just try to keep a few things in mind as you formulate simple searches.
Westlaw Edge Example
After thinking of some likely keywords:
If your initial search doesn't work, try some alternative terms for you keywords.