Tuesday Tips: The research task you do most on Lexis Advance – Browse Statutes

Posted on 07-21-2015 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.

Browse Statutes

Move to preceding or succeeding sections. Select the Next or Previous arrows at the top or bottom of the screens. To move to a TOC level, you can select a level from the hierarchical links at the top of the document. Or select the Table of Contents link on the left side of the document.

Research a specific legal topic (Browse Topics)       

Select Browse in the black Lexis Advance header, then select Topics. You can search for your topic or browse a topic hierarchy

To search for your topic:

Enter your search words in the topics search box, e.g.,

Enter: alternative dispute resolution, and select Search.

To browse for your topic:

1. Select an area of law, e.g., Agency Adjudication.

2. Select -> to open subtopics, v to close.

3. Select a topic link. Select a task, e.g., view topic documents or set up a topic alert to notify you of changes in the topic documents. Topic Summary Reports, compiled by LexisNexis legal editors, point you to seminal cases and other vital authority, key definitions and references to secondary sources that can help bring you up to speed on a legal topic.

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