Using the Source Directory
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Use the source directory to locate any of the sources available to you by selecting from the LexisNexis® categories.

To access the source directory, click the main Sources Directory tab from any page, or click the More Sources link from a Search form.

There are several ways to use the source directory:

  • Use the Browse Sources option to explore the sources available by:
    • Content Type
    • Area of Law
    • News & Business
    • Industry

  • Use the Find Sources option to target specific sources. Find sources by:
    • Alphabet
    • Keyword

Click one of the links below for more information about locating sources.


Browsing the Source Directory

Getting Started


Many sources are displayed in different places within the source directory. This enables you to find the source you are looking for more quickly. Click any Source Icon to learn more about the source.

To browse:

  1. Select the Browse By option from Content Type, Area of Law, News & Business, or Industry.

  2. If applicable, filter by country, subject, or content type.

  3. Click on your main area of interest from the top level.

  4. Select the category name to the right of the folder icon (Folder icon) to navigate further down into the category.

  5. You may combine sources to add to your search form by selecting check boxes next to each source name. Searchable sources are identified by document icons (Single Source Icon or Multiple-source icon ). The Single Source Icon icon indicates that a file contains a single source. The Multiple-source icon icon indicates that the file contains more than one source.

 
Source Trail

Each selection you make in the source directory creates a "trail" of your path. You may click one of the links in the trail at any time to travel back up the path you've been following.

An example trail might look like this:

Filter by Country

Use this drop-down list to view only sources for your country, or to view sources from each country included in your subscription. If you have access to sources for only one country, you won't see this drop-down list.

Filter by Subject

Use this drop-down list to view only sources related to a specific subject. The list is grouped into major categories.

Find a Source

To find a source quickly, enter it into the "Find a Source" box and click Go. (Click "More Options" for more advanced methods of finding sources.) Your results will be displayed where you can select and combine sources.

Finding Sources

Find Sources by Keyword

Click the "By Keyword" radio button when you know the specific source in which you want to search. Type the name of the source, or words contained in the name of the source, in the box under Keyword or select filtering options from the drop-down lists and click Find Sources.

Note: You cannot use Boolean connectors or universal characters when entering a source in the Find Sources box

Find Sources by Alphabet

When you want to find a source by its initial letter or number, click the "By Alphabet" radio button.

For example, if you're looking for a specific Frankfurt source but don't know exactly how to find it, click the "F" link to view a list of sources beginning with "F." Use the methods below to locate the specific source you are looking for in this list:

  • Scroll down until you find the source.

  • Click the Previous (Previous Icon) and Next (Next Icon) arrow icons to go to the adjacent groupings of sources.

  • If you have more than 100 sources, use the "Show x sources beginning with" drop-down list to jump to a particular group of sources.

Selecting and Combining Sources

Some related sources can be combined so you can search them together.

  1. While browsing the entire source directory, viewing Find Sources results or viewing alphabetically listed sources, select the check box next to a publication or source to select it.

  2. Click the View link to review all selected sources.

  3. Click the "Save as a favourite source" check box if you would like to retain this combined source in your source list.

  4. Name your combined source something that will remind you what is contained within it.

  5. Click "OK - Continue" when you are finished selecting sources. Your combined source will appear in the Search form's source list.

    Note: Your combined source will not appear as an item in the source directory.

Note: Not all sources can be combined. If the check box next to a source is greyed out, you cannot combine it with others.

Editing Recent Sources

You may remove a source or retain up to 50 sources indefinitely in your recent sources list on the Power Search form. Click the option at the bottom of the Select Sources drop-down list, and the "Edit Recent Sources" page is displayed.

  • Click an empty star () next to a source to retain it as a favorite; click a filled star () next to a source to allow it to be replaced in this list by more recently used sources.

  • To delete a source from the list immediately, select the check box next to the source you want to delete and click the Delete button. (To delete a favorite source, you must first click the star to unmark it.)

  • If you would like to edit the contents of a combined source (indicated with a plus icon plus icon), replace one source with another, or rename the source name, click the Edit/Rename link to go to the source directory.

Editing Favourite Sources

Favourite sources appear in the source list that is available to you from search forms. These sources are highlighted in blue and remain on the source list until you choose to remove them. You can retain up to 100 favourite sources at a time.

From a search form, click the "Edit Sources" link to edit or delete a favourite source.

  • To delete a source from the list, select the check box next to the source you want to delete and click the Delete button. (To delete a favorite source, you must first click the star to unmark it.)


  • If you would like to edit the contents of a combined source (indicated with a plus icon plus icon), replace one source with another, or rename the source name, click the Edit/Rename link to go to the source directory.

 

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