Tuesday Tips: How-To Locate a Specific Source & Search it with Precision on Lexis Advance

Posted on 08-18-2015 by
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How do I locate specific sources that are relevant to my practice area and or jurisdiction and retrieve the most relevant documents in your result list? The answer is easy; locate your source and search a specific segment of that source.

For example, often times customers will want to locate a prospective client or current client in the news. Or, in the alternative, customers would like to follow a legal issue that effects their practice area or their general business operations. Below you will see how you can search specific portions of a source that will provide you with the most relevant result list. The example below is searching a current issue in the news relevant to a specific jurisdiction. Additionally, the search has been limited it to only searching those articles that actually discuss the issue in the Headline of the article, rather than anywhere, resulting in a much more targeted result list.

1. Via Browse > Sources > By Category > News


2. Once viewing News, post search by Jurisdiction, CA.


3. You are able to add all 59 CA News Sources in one click.


4. Compose segment search by Headline in the Red Search Box. A headline example could be fracking or hydraulic fracturing.


5. After the result list have populated, you have the ability to re-sort relevance, date or document title. Use the “Relevance” dropdown located in the right-hand corner of your screen.


6. If this is a topic of great interest you may consider setting it as an alert. [Find out how to set up an alert.]

If you found the above tip to be helpful, find out what else you can do on the new Lexis Advance by accessing our inventory of how-to posts on LexTalk. A Basic Overview of What to Expect will point you in the right direction.

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