Tuesday Tips: Using Pre-Search Filters [A Lexis Advance® How-To]

Posted on 05-12-2015 by
Tags: Lexis Advance Results , How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis Advance search , Lexis Advance Browse Sources , Lexis Advance Enhancements , tuesday tips

According to our customer support team, it is oftentimes reported that users would like to be able to limit their search result-set by a specific court (eg- Northern District of Illinois, IL Court of Appeals) before they run the search rather than after. An easy answer is to use Lexis Advance® pre-search filters. Below is a step-by-step set of instructions to set up pre-search filters using Lexis Advance®.

Step 1: To select a pre-search filter, select the ‘Filter’ tab (highlighted below in yellow). You will be presented with several options to better narrow your results (highlighted below in green).

Step 2: A helpful tip – There is no limit to the number of pre-search filters that can be used at any one time and they can be combined across filter types. The number of filters will be recognized in the “Filters” box; just keep in mind that the filters must be cleared when you no longer want them applied.

Step 3: Are these some of your favorite pre-search filters? If so, select the star button to save them as your favorites (highlighted below in yellow). Then you can always select these at a later time from your customized Lexis Advance® homepage (highlighted below in green).


How-to save my pre-search filters as favorites:

Where do I find my pre-search filters?

Keep in mind, different tasks call for different methods of conducting research. Because of this, Lexis Advance offers various ways to search making it flexible, intuitive and easy to use. For additional resources about using Lexis Advance® filters, check out the following LexTalk posts.

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