When searching in Westlaw AU a numerical connector may be used. Numerical Connectors allow search terms to be located within a nominated word range.
Use the Numerical Connector /n between terms to retrieve documents where the search terms appear within a nominated word range.
To do this give /n a value, for example /50 (where n is the number of words).
To Conduct a Numerical Search
Step 1: Log onto Westlaw AU.
Step 2: Enter your search terms into the search box eg “personal injury” /15 damages.
Step 3: Click Search. Results will now be displayed where the phrase “personal injury” is located within 15 words of damages.
Note: To find out more about Terms and connectors click on Terms & Connectors located on top of the Search box to display hints and tips on structuring a keyword search. There is also a Terms & Connectors guide that is accessible from the right side of the screen under Tips for Using Westlaw.