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Finding Full-Text Documents Just Got Easier—
Even Without a Cite

Lexis Advance® keeps growing to meet your needs. It’s in our DNA.

A faster start to research means more than getting a jump on the competition. Saving time can mean saving money. Plus, you have more time to delve deeper and gain better insight into a case or deal. But a fast start isn’t all. We’re making research faster and more efficient from start to finish. Have a look at the latest enhancements.

Download a PDF version of these enhancements.

Faster Start to Research

Not sure of a citation format? New form-based assistance helps you get a document quickly. We’ve also added several new Practice Centers to connect you directly with relevant sources faster.

Get a document faster—with the cite, party name or docket number. Select the Get a Doc Assistance link above the Red Search Box for fast help retrieving a document by citation—or a case by party name or docket number. If you don’t know the citation format, this feature is designed to help you find the right one fast.

(As always, you can also retrieve a document with a known citation right from the Red Search Box. Just enter the citation you know. And now the Red Search Box recognizes even more citation variants and offers more citation formatting options to save you time.)

Here’s how the Get a Doc Assistance feature works.

Select the Get a Doc Assistance link:

Fill-in-the blank forms help you quickly retrieve the document you want. Get a Doc Assistance automatically displays the By Citation tab. To find your citation formatmore than 30 content types are available, including primary and secondary sources; briefs, pleading & motions; verdicts & settlements, legal news and more—select a content type and jurisdiction. Then just choose a format (in red at right).

Keep Get a Doc Assistance handy— outside the Lexis Advance service. Create a Permalink to link directly to the Get a Doc forms. Just click Actions then Link to this page and follow the simple instructions.

Finding a case by party name(s) or docket number is just as simple. For example, select the Cases by Party Name tab, enter the party names you know and select a jurisdiction—and a date or date range, if you choose.

Now go straight to more top sources for a jurisdiction, industry or practice area. The expanding collection of Lexis Advance Practice Centers gets you up and running with the most relevant sources faster. Lexis Advance now has six new Practice Centers, and more jurisdiction and practice area centers are on the way.

Practice Centers available as of June 2016
(Newest additions are in bold.)

More Search Power

Save time by searching more sources at once. The Red Search Box now provides group source suggestions when you begin your search.

Search multiple sources simultaneously; select from nearly 900 group sources using the Red Search Box. When you enter terms in the Red Search Box, the suggestions now include select group sources, in addition to the individual sources, documents and legal phrases you’ve seen in the past. Cover a content type across jurisdictions with these group sources:

And search group sources by jurisdiction. You’ll also have access to convenient state group sources (plus DC, GU, MP, PR and VI) for these content types: (The naming format is All XX [postal code] content type, e.g., All CA Jury Instructions.)

  • Administrative Materials
  • Briefs, Pleading & Motions
  • Cases: All XX Federal & State Cases; All XX State Cases, All XX Federal District Courts or All XX Bankruptcy Courts
  • Dockets
  • Expert Witness Analysis
  • Forms
  • Jury Instructions
  • Jury Verdicts & Settlements
  • Law Reviews & Journals
  • Legal News
  • News
  • Treatises, Practice Guides & Jurisprudences

Added Document Flexibility

Now you have more citation styling options when you copy text from administrative codes.

Get administrative code cites your way, in your preferred format. Save time when copying text with a citation from administrative code sources by selecting a citation style format from more than 20 options.

Easier Results Review

Now it’s easier than ever to navigate Shepard’s® Citations Service. You can also email larger-sized search results documents.

Navigate seamlessly from one citing reference to another in Shepard’s. Move easily between citing references using links at the top of your Shepardized document. Even see the case name and cite of the document you’re about to view. Click, and you’ll move directly to the first citing reference to your case located in the next citing case. The next/previous reference links “float” with you as you navigate through the citing reference. Quickly see how your opinion is treated by multiple citing sources.

What you see online is what you get when you deliver results in Title view. Printing, downloading or emailing your results list in Title view now delivers the same, easy-to-skim look as the clean online display.

Send larger documents or groups of documents in a single email. With Lexis Advance you can email documents or results up to 20 MB* in size—four times larger than major competing services accommodate. For documents exceeding that file size, Lexis Advance delivers a link you can use to access the document or collection. Since there’s no need to break up a document or collection into multiple messages, you save time and effort.

*Capability may depend on your enterprise server limitations.

Better Access Where You Work

You don’t need apps to gain access to the Lexis Advance service via your tablet or handheld device, but we do offer Apple® iPad® and Apple® iPhone® apps with ever-increasing capabilities. Here’s what’s new.

The Lexis Advance app for iPad now offers:

  • Copy text with a citation from administrative code sources. Select from more than 20 states and standard formatting options
  • Link to Patent PDFs with Lexis Advance full-text documents
  • Save a custom cite list from results to a work folder

Enhanced Integrated Tools

Lexis Advance provides easy access to many best-in-class tools—right from your research session—to help streamline your work. Whether you’re building a case or managing a transaction, put research into action with these enhancements.

A new and enhanced home page for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Now find relevant practical guidance in fewer steps. See all offerings within and beyond your subscription. Explore tables of contents, titles and descriptions. Get one-click access to review the most recent version of The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal and stay current by scanning breaking news from Law360®.

Florida Business & Commercial offering added to Lexis Practice Advisor. A new Lexis Practice Advisor practice area offering, Florida Business & Commercial is part of the extensive online practical guidance portfolio. Easily access guidance, forms and supporting documents to help you deliver expert counsel, draft documents and handle transactional matters with greater efficiency and confidence.

Lexis® Securities Mosaic® expanded current awareness. Alongside deep securities and regulatory content, a Securities Mosaic® subscription also arms you with a unique set of in-depth and current awareness resources. Now Lexis Securities Mosaic has expanded current awareness coverage that includes the Corporate Counsel Report—at no additional expense to customers.

New! Access more than 10,000 Netter Medical Images and Illustrations in LexisNexis MedMal Navigator®. Grasp, clarify and demonstrate even the most difficult aspects of anatomy, injury and disease relevant to your case with the recognized standard in medical visual aids. Netter gives you exacting, full-color, high-resolution and easy-to-download images and illustrations covering all areas of medicine and health science.

Now you can more easily master the medicine of your case from one convenient location—MedMal Navigator®. Access full-text medical journals, clinical topic summaries, an interactive standard of care tool and expert witness reports—as well as verdict and settlement analysis to simplify complex and technical case research and sharpen case strategy. MedMal Navigator just got even better with Netter. See for yourself.

More Must-Have Content

Be confident you have comprehensive coverage for your topic. More than a number, one billion news documents means having news you won’t find elsewhere—all in one place—saving you time and effort. It means knowing you’re searching the deepest, most extensive collection of authoritative, must-have news available, enabling insightful decisions.

And we continue to add key content, including:

  • 50 new Table of Contents sources for you to browse and search
  • 48 new “back-of-the-book” indices from top publications you can browse or search

Speed results review by suppressing duplicate news stories. News Deduplication automatically suppresses multiple versions of the same or highly similar articles from your results list, for example, multiple newswire stories released at different times. You view the top document—and still have quick access to the similar documents. Choose the level of deduplication (from least to greatest) according to your needs:

  • Off (no deduplication)—the default setting; for when you want to see every result
  • High Similarity—suppress only those documents that closely resemble your “lead” document
  • Moderate Similarity—suppress more documents that resemble your lead document

The deduplication tool displays above your news results list so you can easily make your selection.

Click “View list of similar documents” to reveal and view suppressed documents.

Faster Start to Research (May 2016)

Practice Pages are now called Practice Centers. The name has changed, better reflecting the value Practice Centers can provide you. Each Practice Center brings you a broad and growing scope of editorially enhanced and curated resources—the go-to sources you count on and specialized LexisNexis® resources and tools for specific practice areas, jurisdictions—and now industries.

Find Practice Centers fast. When you navigate to a practice area’s or jurisdiction’s sources in Explore Content, discover Practice Center icons—and one-click access to the Practice Center. You can still use the Browse pull-down menu at the top of Lexis Advance screens to open Practice Centers. Select Browse then Practice Centers and By Practice Area or Industry or By Jurisdiction.

Introducing Industry Practice Centers! Just as with Practice Area and Jurisdiction Practice Centers, now you’ll find the best LexisNexis industry sources and tools in a single location to speed your research. The Life Sciences/Pharmaceutical Practice Center is now available. To find it, select the Practice Area/Industry tab on the Explore Content feature or select the Browse pull-down menu then Practice Centers then By Practice Area or Industry. More industry-focused Practice Centers are in development.

Move Home Page pods where you want them. Now you can rearrange your Lexis Advance Home Page screen, moving the pods to fit your research workflow and optimize your “real estate.” Want your Favorites on top? Just drag the Favorites pod and drop it there. Watch for this personalization on Practice Center screens soon!