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Environmentally-friendly printing!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/18/2009 at 12:00 AM

As you use LexisNexis and Westlaw for your legal research, the Law Library staff encourages you to reduce the amount of paper you print from the LexisNexis and the Westlaw printers located in the Law Library’s Print Center.

For starters, consider using the double-sided LexisNexis printer (label # 710305) or the double-sided Westlaw printer (label #S5443).

Both LexisNexis and Westlaw enable you to print a cite list of your research results or restrict the portions (also referred to as “fields”) of the document(s) to view which in turn will limit what you print.

When using LexisNexis to search for cases, click “Custom” from the View options (located at the left side of the screen).  You can select to view only the syllabus and headnotes which are similar to the synopsis and headnotes of the cases on Westlaw.

When you print cases from Westlaw, you have the option to print only the synopsis and headnotes. 

The syllabus/synopsis and the headnotes from cases from each system are very helpful in determining whether a case is relevant to your research.

Before you even print the case from Westlaw or LexisNexis, look at it in a case reporter to determine if you need it since the Law Library collection’s contains all the West regional and federal case reporters!

If you have any questions with environmentally-friendly printing, ask the Librarian on Duty at the Reference Desk!