Using the Source Directory
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Use the source directory to locate any of the sources available to you by selecting LexisNexis® categories and sources in a way similar to navigating a file structure within Microsoft® Windows® Explorer.

To access the source directory, click the main "Sources" 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 subtab to explore the broad source directory. Radio buttons help you target your browsing:
    • Publication Type
    • News & Business Topics
    • Industry
    • Area of Law

  • Use the Find Sources subtab to target specific sources. Find sources by:
    • Keyword
    • Alphabet
    • Library;file source code

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 "i" icon (Source Information Icon) to learn more about the source.

To browse:

  1. Select a radio button to browse by publication type, news & business content, industry information, or area of law.

  2. If applicable, filter by country, topic, or pricing.

  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 Topics

Use this drop-down list to view only sources related to a specific topic. 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 (AND, OR, etc.,) or universal characters (*, !, etc.,) 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 display a selected sources tray that lists all the sources you selected starting with the most recently selected source. Using this tray's controls, you can:

    • Click the push-pin icon (push to pin icon) to pin the tray to the select sources pages keeping it displayed while you navigate through them to build your custom collection of sources. The list of sources displayed on this tray will be updated as you select or clear sources.
      The pinned push-pin icon (click to unpin icon) indicates that the tray is currently pinned to the select sources pages. You can click it at any time to unpin the tray from the browse sources pages.

    • Click the Delete link next to an individual source to remove it from this collection.

    • Click the Remove All link to remove all the sources from this collection so you can start over.

    • Click the Close Window button to close the tray without affecting any of your source selections.

    • Click "OK - Continue" to return to your search form. Your current collect of sources will be listed in the Select Sources either individually or by the collection name you gave it.

  3. Click the "Save as a favorite 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 grayed out, you cannot combine it with others.

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