Proximity Connectors

  • Updated: November 13, 2016 Many paid legal research products such as LexisNexis and Westlaw offer the ability to search for keywords within a certain number of words from one another (a number that you define). For example, some pay databases allow you to search w/ (WITHIN any number of words that you indicate, such as w/2), /s (in the SAME SENTENCE), and /p (in the SAME PARAGRAPH). Google does...


  • Yahoo! no longer recognizes the proximity connector NEAR. Yahoo! does still recognize an asterisk as a proximity connector representing the concept of "within one word." To conduct a "within one word" search at Yahoo!, the search would be expressed as follows: "Mark * Rosch" (including the quotation marks). We have updated our Search Engine Features Comparison...


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