Tuesday Tips: The research tasks you do the most on Lexis Advance – Search a specific source

Posted on 07-14-2015 by
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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.

Combine sources/search favorite sources

To combine sources:

1. Enter a partial source name in the red search box. The word wheel will make suggestions. Select a source.

2. Repeat to add more sources to your search. The source combination is saved automatically in Recent & Favorites.

View recent searches and create Favorites:

  • Select the Filters pull-down menu in the red search box and select Recent & Favorites.
  • View recently searched sources, combinations, legal topics and pre-search filters.
  • To create a Favorite: Select the star next to the title. Once a Favorite, the item remains in your Recent & Favorites list and Favorites pod.

Favorites—can include sources, source combinations, legal topics and prefilters. The Favorites pod displays on the Lexis Advance home page for quick access.

Search with segments and commands

Common case-law segment searches

  • NAME(roe AND wade)
  • JUDGES(merz) OR JUDGES(michael W/2 merz)
  • WRITTENBY(merz)
  • ATTORNEY(paul W/2 stewart)

Common news segment searches

  • HEADLINE(oil AND domestic)
  • HLEAD(george W/2 soros)
  • finds terms in the headline and/or lead paragraph
  • PUBLICATION(wall street journal)
  • PUBLICATION—TYPE(magazine) AND ukraine AND putin
  • SECTION(financ!) AND bitcoin

ATLEAST command

  • ATLEAST3(obama AND christie)

Use a number with ATLEAST. Use OR or AND only                           

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