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PARL: Paralegal Studies: Westlaw Help

This guide will help you locate and use legal resources owned by the Paul & Harriett Mack Library at Northampton Community College.

Westlaw Database User's Guide & Video Tutorials

Westlaw provides this video tutorial to help you find your way around the database and search for documents. Remember, NCC's version of Westlaw is a limited subscription, so some of the tools and options you see in the video may not be available to NCC students.

Introduction to Thomson Reuters Westlaw

Click here to view the pamphlet "Westlaw Guide for Paralegals."


There are also a lot of videos about the Westlaw database (and other legal topics) on YouTube. Of course, they vary in quality, and some may be outdated. They may also include instructions for logging into Westlaw that are not applicable to NCC students, so ignore those parts! 

Here are some YouTube videos that you may find helpful -- just remember that they are using examples specific to their jurisdiction, which may not include Pennsylvania.

North Harris Library at Lone Star College (Houston, Texas) created the videos below.

Searching Westlaw: Where do I begin?