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West Adds American Jurisprudence to ResultsPlus on Westlaw.

EAGAN, Minn., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ResultsPlus(SM), the new research assistance feature on Westlaw(R) that has legal professionals buzzing, just got even more powerful. Today, the list of authoritative related sources ResultsPlus recommends is growing with the addition of key sections from American Jurisprudence (Am Jur(R)).

ResultsPlus is an innovative research tool that points Westlaw users to related information sources such as American Law Reports (ALR(R)) and Am Jur, and suggests West key number queries to further refine their search. Wendy Lyon, a librarian at Jenkens & Gilchrist in Austin, Texas, said, "I had a difficult research request -- one for which the best terms and connectors search brought back a large set of cases. ResultsPlus pulled up an American Law Report that was exactly on point."

Am Jur articles provide even more guidance to researchers seeking the fastest route to the heart of legal issues. West's renowned attorney-editors research and analyze cases, statutes and regulations from all 50 states and federal courts to create Am Jur articles. Each article clearly examines not only the point of law, but also the spirit and intent of the courts in construing the law, and the legislature's intent in enacting and amending the law. The addition of Am Jur to ResultsPlus means a simple Westlaw search turns up even more results from additional relevant sources and provides helpful research tips, ensuring that legal professionals can be confident their research and understanding of the legal issues of their case is complete.

"Am Jur provides authoritative answers to any aspect of civil, criminal, substantive and procedural law," said Mike Dahn, director, Technology Product Development, West. "Even if a person is unfamiliar with a particular area of the law, Am Jur articles quickly illustrate the underlying principles and present a range of arguments and authorities."

ResultsPlus, available exclusively on (R), is the newest in a long line of features that give legal professionals a concrete sense of security, ensuring they have the best information available on the legal issue they are researching. It joins KeyCite(R), Westlaw Litigator and a host of other products and services to help researchers develop strategies and arguments based on the best information possible.

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