More librarian research favorites added to Lexis Advance™ home page (August 2012)
Now your Lexis Advance home page and red search box point you to more search options—more finding and filtering power—that info pros prefer. Zero in on commonly used sources—and save them as favorites. Create custom source groups. Check source content descriptions. Select a legal topic—and find on-point cases. Even assess new matters with LexisNexis® Verdict & Settlement Analyzer without leaving Lexis Advance.
Take a closer look at the latest Lexis Advance enhancements (See graphics in PDF):
Select specific sources (and link to source information)
Browse or search sources. Now Lexis Advance offers both! Browse Lexis Advance source content in a list format and search for specific sources. Find your source then add it to your search, save it as a favorite—even link to a content summary. Here’s how:
- Just select Browse Sources above your red search box. (See above.) A Source tab opens. You can: Browse alphabetical listings by available content types, such as News, Cases, Dockets, etc., or by specific jurisdictions or by all available content. Search for a specific source, e.g., ENTER: wall street journal in the Search Sources box.
- Click a source link and select an action: Favorite sources are saved in the Selected & Favorite drop-down list that displays in your red search box after you select Browse Sources. Create your own custom source groups from your favorites!
Add legal phrase equivalents to your search!
Expand your search to include synonyms and equivalent legal terms/phrases. For example, search for mutual mistake and Lexis Advance searches for mutual mistake OR mutual OR mistake. Invoke the equivalents feature, and the search becomes mutual mistake or reciprocal mistake or mutual or mistake. (Lexis Advance is already searching for documents with mistake, so it has already found anything that might be a result of reciprocal mistake.)
The default is to exclude synonyms & equivalents in the initial search. You can:
- Select this option from the Options pull-down above your search results filter pane to revise your search.
- Change the default in your Preferences. Go to Settings > Preferences located at the top of many Lexis Advance screens. Check Include legal phrase equivalents with search.
Choose where you want to begin research, including LexisNexis® Verdict & Settlement Analyzer
Move to additional research options—without returning to lexis.com. The Experience Bar—click the Research tab (see graphic on cover)—lets you toggle to additional subscription options, including LexisNexis Public Records and LexisNexis Verdict & Settlement Analyzer.
Even reset your default starting page. Click Settings > Preferences and select your start page. Click Apply All Settings.
LexisNexis Verdict & Settlement Analyzer, designed to assist attorneys in valuing claims and forecasting possible litigation success, has been fully integrated into Lexis Advance.
Browse or search for a specific legal topic; even request topic alerts
Save more research time—and stay updated on legal topics without repeated searching! This new Lexis Advance Browse Topics feature is similar to Search by Topic at lexis.com. Quickly navigate through a topic hierarchy of more than 16,000 searchable topics. Choose your topic and:
- Retrieve all available cases on that topic
- Add the topic to your search
- Select the topic as a favorite
- Set an alert to notify you of activity in the topic.
- Click Browse Topics above your red search box.
- Select one of 40+ areas of law, e.g., Pensions & Benefits Law. A Topic tab opens.
- Continue to drill down through the hierarchy to select your topic.
- Choose your topic and select your action.
Get topic documents: A topic display lists cases by relevance from U.S. jurisdictions, U.S. Supreme Court first. Now use Lexis Advance post-search filters, e.g., date, specific jurisdictions/courts, specific attorneys or firms, keywords. Also search within results. Select the Options drop-down and you can expand your search to add legal phrase equivalents.
Favorite topics can be revisited or deleted; just click the Selected & Favorite drop-down in your red search box after selecting Browse Sources.
The simple alert form lets you schedule update daily, business daily, weekly or monthly. Also choose an alert duration. Receive your alert online (in your Alerts panel in My Workspace carousel) or right to your email inbox. Change update schedule in your Alerts panel.