Lexis Advance® Top Customer Question - How Do I Narrow My Search Results?

Posted on 04-11-2014 by
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A top question from Lexis Advance® customers during the month of March was related to narrowing search results. Below are a few tips to help narrow or filter your results. If you would like to narrow your search results from the beginning you may use the Pre-Search Filters to help.

Check out these step-by-step instructions and find out what the pre-search filters are and how to use them.

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Posted on : 16 Apr 2014 9:00 PM

This was helpful, but it seems that it would be so much easier if we just had the old "focus" back.  I miss that so much.  Also, the drop down menu of search terms that you can click on, doesn't always show all the terms if my search has had a lot of  "or"s in it.  

Posted on : 18 Apr 2014 2:00 PM

Thank you for your feedback. Regarding your question about including an “or” in a Terms and Connectors search, you’re basically telling the system that the terms around the “or” are optional.

Example: dog and tiger or lion or leopard

Basically, you’re telling the system to find any document that

1. Mentions the word dog, AND

2. Mentions one or more of the following: tiger, lion, leopard

So by design, you will find documents that only mention one of the feline terms. So a document that mentions dog and lion will be returned, but the “Navigate Terms” list only includes terms actually found in the document.

Another resource that may be of assistance to you is the Lexis Advance help start page: help.lexisnexis.com/.../home which can provide additional assistance to you for other search related queries. I hope this information was helpful to you, and wish you luck.

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