Tuesday Tips: The research task you do most on Lexis Advance – Terms & Connectors

Posted on 06-16-2015 by
Tags: Lexis Advance Results , How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis Advance search , Terms & Connectors , Lexis Advance Browse Sources , Lexis Advance Enhancements , tuesday tips

Many of your favorite research tasks— those tasks you rely on to get you to information you need—can be completed at Lexis Advance® in a couple of steps. Try them out. Get comfortable. They’re so simple you’ll memorize them quickly.

Search with “terms & connectors”

Just enter your words and connectors in the red search box, e.g., same sex! W/10 marriage, and select Search. Lexis Advance automatically interprets search commands such as ! and * to truncate words and W/n, OR, AND, etc. For help selecting connectors, select the Filters pull-down menu in the red search box and select Advance Search. Please note: Lexis Advance ignores certain “noise words” in your query but counts these noise words when determining the proximity of terms in a document. So, broaden your proximity connectors. For example, consider searching W/10 instead of W/5. For W/p and W/s, consider W/75 or W/25, respectively.

Note: Only the AND connector works in Lexis® Web.

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