Tuesday Tips: Searching by Author on Lexis Advance

Posted on 07-22-2014 by
Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis Advance , Lexis Advance® , product information , Lexis Advance search , tuesday tips , research

A question raised by a participant in a previous LexTalk post requested more information about running a search by author on Lexis Advance. To help answer this question, below are step-by-step instructions to help explain how to run a Lexis Advance search by an author's name.

  1. In the red search bar, you can run an author search using FIRST W/2 LAST selecting any content type. For purposes of this example, I will execute a search using the author name: John Smith.

  2. After including the relevant name in the top search bar, make sure to select which content types you would like to have included in your search. (You can select 'All Content Types' by selecting all options in list or select specific options relevant to you.)

  3. After pressing the search button, voila! Your search results are sorted by an author's name.

A few helpful hints:

  • Sort by: You can sort by relevance, as well as other options by using the 'sort by' option located in the top, right-hand selection of your screen. (Also, highlighted in green in the below screenshot.)
  • Content type: You can change your content type from Cases to News. Just select the relevant tab along the left side of the product. (All of the tabs are highlighted in pink in the below screenshot.)

  • Narrowing your search: Do you see too many results? You can narrow the timeline of your search by changing the dates using the 'Timeline' option located in the left-hand side of your screen. (Highlighted in purple below.)

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