Now Offering Westlaw Next

For the past few months VCLL has had access to Westlaw Next available to patrons and staff, and the response has been fairly positive. While change can be difficult, Next offers enough improvements and interesting features that the learning curve has not been as steep as some might have expected. Curious about how to use Next?

Hofstra Law Library recorded the following basic tutorial:


Next uses its single search bar to offer results without needing to narrow focus area. The search bar is powerful–it’s often compared to Google, and runs similarly. It can correct spelling, suggest search results, and picks up more results than ever before.


Stop by the Ventura County Law Library any time to test out Westlaw Next!