Introduction to LegalTrac
includes citations to materials that are not necessarily available on Westlaw or Lexis
Since LegalTrac does not include the full-text of all articles, you cannot just use your usual natural language search (like you would do in Google).
Similarly, a Boolean search using terms and connectors will be overkill when searching the citation and abstract
Like searching the Acorn library catalog, for most of the materials in Legal Trac, you will only be able to search the record for the article.
That means you only get to look for keywords that appear in the citation, the subject headings assigned to the article by librarians, or in some cases, the abstract for the article.
Doing a keyword search may not be as useful in LegalTrac as doing a subject search because keywords are words that appear in the citation and abstract, but subject headings are selected by humans to reflect the content of the article.
Choose from the dropdown menu to make sure that you are typing in a search term that actually appears as a subject heading in the database.