The New Lexis Advance: A Basic Overview

Posted on 09-05-2014 by
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Lexis Advance transforms the way you conduct research by offering innovative features and functionality in combination with industry leading content. We have been able to develop a legal research platform that meets your needs in an efficient and intuitive manner by listening to your feedback and suggestions, by updating our search system software and hardware and by using the most current web design technologies.

Here’s a breakdown of how you can navigate through Lexis Advance.

The Basics

1. How-To Use Sources in the Word Wheel

 2. The Basics of Document Delivery

  • The basics of Document Delivery on Lexis Advance include saving to a folder, printing, downloading and emailing. Get step-by-step instructions about how to easily print, download, and email from the Lexis Advance interface. Read more >>

3. How-To Use the Document Tools and Navigation Tools in Lexis Advance

  • Lexis Advance provides a series of document tools that are available after highlighting a section of text. Tools included are: copy the clip to a clipboard, save the clip to a folder, search using selected text, create annotations and highlight selected text. Find out how to use these tools >>


How-To Search & Use Filters

1. Introduction to Searching

  • There are two main ways to access content on Lexis Advance – browse content and search for content. Which option is right for you? Find out now >>

 2. How-To Browse Sources

 3. How-To Use Pre-Search Filter Granularity in Lexis Advance

  • If you would like to narrow your search results from the beginning you may use the Pre-Search Filters to help. Find out what the pre-search filters are and how to use them. Read now >>

Folders & Options

1. How-To Use Folders

  • Save and organize your research directly on the Lexis Advance platform. These step-by-step instructions help you create personal annotations on documents of interest and highlight specific text, as well as collaborate with colleagues by sharing folders back and forth. Learn more >>

2. How-To Work in Folders

  • The Introduction to Folders post walks you through how to create new folders and save content to a folder, but saving content is only part of what the Folder functionality offers. You also have the ability to highlight sections of content on a document, to create personal annotations and to share Folders with anyone else that has a Lexis Advance ID and password. Read more about Working in Folders >>


Shepard’s & Citations

1. Recognition of Citations

  • Lexis Advance offers is the ability to log in and start typing in the search box right away, and the flexibility in the recognition of citation formats makes finding documents simple. The information you need is right at your fingertips. Find out now >>

2. How-To Deliver Full Text of Citing Decisions from a Shepard's Report

  • This efficient feature allows you to easily export and deliver full text from a Shepard’s report with delivery options that include the full text are print, download and email. Read more >>

Other Cool Features

1. Lexis Advance Table of Contents

  • Learn how to access, navigate and search the Table of Contents on Lexis Advance. Find out now >>

2. Leveraging Favorites

3. The Basics of Footnotes

  • Footnotes are added to caselaw documents in order to supplement what is said in the text of an opinion. Feel confident that you are searching ALL relevant parts of a document and navigate the Footnotes on Lexis Advance easily and efficiently. Find out now >>

And in the event you do have a question, you have all the support you need at your fingertips. From local and telephonic Research Consultants to 24/7 Customer Service to online tutorials, tips, videos and guides on the LexTalk Support page, LexisNexis has all your questions covered.

Explore the new Lexis Advance® for yourself—take the interactive tour. You’re going to LOVE what we’ve done with it.

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