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Search and Results Settings
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Change any system settings on the search and results settings form and click Save. To return to the previous screen without changing settings, click Cancel.

Automatic Spellcheck
If the "Turn on automatic spelling checker" check box is selected, the system will automatically check the spelling of your search terms.
Displaying Search Results

Results Per Page
Select from the drop-down list to specify how many results (10, 25, 50 or 100) that you want to display at a time.

Results Format
Choose what format to use when viewing your results.

List
Displays document names in a numbered list. It also displays basic information about the documents such as .

Expanded List
Displays the same information as in List View for each document, along with your search terms in context.

Displays the complete text of the documents your search found.

KWIC™
Displays each document individually with your search terms highlighted and surrounded by a window of 25 words. This option is not available for all sources.
Settings for searches with more than 3000 results

When occurs
Select from the drop-down list the option that specifies how to handle the search results.

Prompt for Edit search
Displays a prompt asking you to edit your search.


Always show up to 1000 most relevant results
Displays up to the first 1000 most relevant results of your search.

Results Classification
Click "Open Result Groups panel by default" to automatically open the result groups panel every time you view search results. Result groups allow you to filter your results to show a specific group of documents. For example, you may want to view only a specific document type
Document Display

Document Format
Choose the document format you would like displayed when browsing sources for specific publications, table of contents, documents, document sections, etc. The document view you select will be your default when viewing sources on the Browse tab.

Full Document
Displays the complete text of the documents your search found.

Full with Indexing
Displays the complete text of the documents your search found. Index terms that are associated with the document are listed at the bottom.

KWIC™
Displays each document individually with your search terms highlighted and surrounded by a window of 25 words. This option is not available for all sources.

Publication Tree Format
Choose the publication tree format you would like displayed when browsing sources for specific publications, table of contents, documents, document sections, etc. The tree view you select will be your default when viewing sources on the Browse tab.

Full
In the "full" publication tree format, you may open multiple sources and levels in the same screen.

Truncated
In the "truncated" publication tree format, as you navigate through a source, the previous levels are truncated, showing only the level you are currently viewing.

Scroll to first term hit in full document view
Select this option to automatically move the focus of your page to the first term located in the results.

In narrowed search results, only highlight "Search within results" terms
Select this check box to highlight only the terms from the most recent narrowed search. Clear the check box to highlight the terms from both the original search and the narrowed search.
Document Indexing

Display only index terms with Major References
If this check box is selected, the system will only display index terms that are at least 85% related to your document.

Display relevancy scores
If this check box is selected, the system will display the relevance score (in percentage) for each index term that is related to your document.


Date Selection

Default date selection
Select a date restriction timeframe to set as the default for most search forms.

Note: The options are based on the Power Search form. Options may vary slightly from form to form.

 

Duplicate Options
Duplicate options lets you choose whether or not you want to use similarity analysis to process your search results. Similarity analysis detects similar documents in your search results and groups them together. For more information about duplicate options, see What are duplicate options? Choose the method that should be used to designate lead documents during similarity analysis. In each group of similar documents, the lead document:

Is the first online
The first document in the group to reach the LexisNexis online system.

Is the last online
The last document in the group to reach the LexisNexis online system.

Has the most content in common with the entire group
The individual documents in a group of similar documents can vary in size and content. The document that has the most content in common with all documents in the group, apart from the content they all share, is designated as the lead document.

Appears first based on how the results list is sorted
When considering this option, keep the following points in mind:

  • The sort options available in a results list may vary, depending on the selected sources, search criteria, and returned documents. The sort options may include Publication Date, Source and Location, Newest First, Oldest First, Relevance, etc.

  • A documentís publication date may not always be the best indicator of the currency of the information it contains. For example, many weekly and monthly magazines are published and distributed in advance of the publication dates shown on their covers.

Enhanced Coverage Linking

Display Enhanced Coverage Linking feature for Companies.
Select this if you want the Enhanced Coverage Linking option presented in your search results when the name of a qualifying company is encountered. This will lets you choose to use the other information sources you select to help research that company in-depth. For your convenience, you can then re-arrange the order in which those sources are presented to you.


Display Enhanced Coverage Linking feature for People.
Select this if you want the Enhanced Coverage Linking option presented in your search results when the name of a qualifying person is encountered. This will lets you choose to use the other information sources you select to help research that person in-depth. For your convenience, you can then re-arrange the order in which those sources are presented to you.
Save
Click this button to save any changes you have made.


Cancel
Click this button to return to the previous screen without making any changes to your settings.
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