Westlaw will unveil it's "new look" on March 11. Here's a synopsis of the changes:Sign-On Page
: The sign-on page will have larger boxes for the password and client ID, and the entire page will have a more "modern" look. Links to frequently used sites and tools, as well as to new features, will be on the right-hand side of the page.Internal Pages:
" has been replaced with "Add/Remove Tabs
". The "More
" drop down menu has been replaced with a "Site Map
" link. This feature is designed to be more user-friendly than the "More" drop down menu was. "Options
" has been replaced by "Preferences
". If you want to see a 90 second Flash demo of how these features will look and work, go to http://west.thomson.com/westlaw/newlookGraphical Statutes
: This new feature will present a flow chart of the history of statutory sections. Included in the display will be:
- Current, prior, and future versions of the statute
- Enacting and amending public laws
- Legislative history documents
- Cases that negatively impact a statute
- Legislation enacted but not codified
All of these will be hyperlinked to the text.
You may access
Graphical Statutes from a displayed statute section by clicking Graphical Statutes on the Links tab. For now, Graphical Statutes will be available for USCA, California, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. More states will be added later in the year. Coverage for USCA begins in 1996, and for the states listed either 1999 or 2000.
If you have any questions about the new look of Westlaw or how the new features work, ask a reference librarian or one of the Westlaw student reps.