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WestlawNext covers thousands of publications, most of which are available in full text.  It is especially useful for legal research, as well as for current news coverage and business.

Law:  Contains the full text of court opinions, statutes, and regulations from state and federal governments; in excess of 800 law reviews and journals; a legal encyclopedia, American Jurisprudence, and Black's Law Dictionary.  Includes West's KeyCite feature for verification of the status of a case, statute, administrative decision, or regulation. Statutes, court decisions and related European Union material is also included.

News:  Contains full text of newspapers including The New York TimesBoston GlobeAtlanta Journal-Constitution; magazines such as NewsweekConsumer Reports, and Atlantic; over 400 newswires; newsletters; and over 900 broadcast transcripts.

Business:  Selected business, trade and professional journals and publications, including Advertising Age and The New England Journal of Medicine.  Also contains company information e.g. Hoover's Company Records, including profiles for thousands of private and public U.S. corporations, and SEC Filings.


Click on Help or Campus Help Guide at the bottom of any page.

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

User tools and features

Click or mouse over History at the top of any screen to see your search history and documents viewed. 

In Cases, under Headnotes, the West's Key Number System allows you to click on a number or heading and find other court decisions that address the same legal topic.

Dates covered

Varies by publication.

Updating frequency

Varies by publication. Wire service material is updated continuously. Many laws, cases, and newspapers are available on the day of publication.


Primary source material from newspapers, state, federal and international government publications; newsletters, journals and law reviews; newswires and broadcast transcripts.

Type of coverage

Extensive full-text coverage of news, business, and legal sources.

Print counterpart or
related resources

U.S. Reports, Federal Supplement, Federal Reporter, USCA, West Federal Practice Digest, NJSA, NJAC and many other case, statutory, and administrative laws from state and federal sources. Selected law reviews are also in our print collection. Search the for corresponding print sources.

Producer/content provider

Various publishers

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

West, a Thomson Reuters business