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Westlaw New Zealand - Homepage overview

Last Published: November 03, 2023

This guide provides an overview of the Westlaw New Zealand homepage and details various icons. 

  1. Region – Choose from New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Canada, UK, or US
  2. Client ID – Enter an ID to track time spend on project/client research 
  3. History – Access your research history for the last 12 months 
  4. Folders – View all content saved within folders 
  5. Favourites – View and organise your favourites 
  6. Notifications – View and manage your alerts 
  7. Profile settings – View or change your Westlaw preferences and your OnePass profile or sign out 
  8. Sign Out
  9. What's New- Stay up to date with new features added to Westlaw by expanding the What’s new section at the top of the homepage 
  10. Global search bar – Search in this bar using natural language, terms and connectors, or a citation 
  11. Search tips – Shows the full list of Boolean Terms & Connectors 
  12. Advanced search – A search form to conduct detailed search queries The advanced search form changes depending on the Westlaw page you are accessing 
  13. Browse pane – Navigate content and resources within Westlaw via content types, practice areas, or tool 
  14. Custom pages – Create and access Custom Pages with frequently-used content 
  15. NewsRoom/News from Reuters – Articles showcasing insight and legal analysis from current news sources. View All News to access NewsRoom * 
  16. Contact Us 
  17. Training and Support Materials  
  18. Pricing Guide for pay-per-view content 

* Depends on subscription 



Where can I see it? 

What does it mean? 


Top right-hand corner of screen 

Change the Client ID for your research, edit your profile/preferences, or sign out 


Top-left of a practice area/topic page 

Add this page to your favourites for quick and easy access 


Right of individual search results 

You have viewed this document in the last 30 days with the same Client ID 


Top-right of search results 

Change the level of detail shown in results: less, more, most 


Top-left of a practice area/topic page 

To make this my start page 


Right-hand toolbar 

Search text within your document 


Right-hand toolbar 

Customise your display option; show the KeyCite status for citations within the document 


Right-hand toolbar 

Add note/view annotations 


Right-hand toolbar 

Save to your folder 


Right-hand toolbar 

Email, print, or download 


Above the right-hand toolbar 

View in full screen mode 




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