Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip: New Exclusion Filter Added to Legal News

The helpful news exclusion filters have been expanded for your Legal News searching needs. While removing unwanted stock stories, non-business news and obituaries has been helpful in regular news, the additional option to Exclude Case Notes from Legal News results can also help you retrieve a refined answer set. Once you run your search and select the Legal News category, you will find the exclusion filters at the bottom ...
6 May 2021

Nexis Newsdesk™ Research Tip of the Month: Searching for Headlines From a Specific Source

There are a couple of easy ways to access headlines from one source on the Nexis Newsdesk service to alert users to new and relevant content in publications they want to monitor. Following are both approaches: From Boolean Query expand on More Filters and go to Sources . Enter the source name and select the specific source. The source will appear in Selected sources . Click Search > Save Search and Refine ...
6 May 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip: Accessing Archived Versions of Federal and State Codes on Lexis® & Lexis+™

While Code Compare is available on the Lexis+ service to compare versions of codes over time, users can also access archived versions of federal, state and municipal codes quickly from Explore Content on the Lexis and Lexis+ home pages. Below are easy steps to follow. Go to Explore Content > Statutes & Legislation > Archived Codes From here users will land on a form where they can select category, ...
28 Apr 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip: Save Time Using Lexis Answers® in Practical Guidance on the Lexis+ Service

Similar to Lexis Answers in case law, users can receive targeted answers to questions from Practice Notes. For example, enter: “Is a change in control an assignment?” into the search box. The results, in the screenshot below, provide the answers up top from Practice Notes. Users can experience Lexis Answers when searching from the Practical Guidance experience on Lexis+ or when searching from the Lexis ...
21 Apr 2021

Nexis Newsdesk Enhancements & User Tips, April 2021

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20 Apr 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip : Where to find all the complimentary Covid-19 Resources

Find a variety of helpful complimentary COVID-19 resources from LexisNexis® on the Lexis® and Lexis+™ homepage. This page includes a description under each product to determine which complimentary resources will be most useful to you For example, the Practical Guidance COVID-19 Resource Kit on Lexis and Lexis+ includes an overview of materials on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) covered in many practice ...
8 Apr 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip: Shepard’s® Editorial Phrases Defined

Shepard’s® reports on the Lexis and Lexis+ services offer an amazing array of features and functions. One that is helpful to researchers and for teaching purposes is the pop-up phrase definition. Now you can quickly learn what an editorial phrase means if you come across one you’re unfamiliar with. When you hover your mouse over the phrase, it becomes a link. Click the link, and the definition of the phrase ...
31 Mar 2021

Nexis Newsdesk™ Tip of the Month: Deleted Content: Search Feed Safety Net

A welcome hallmark of spring is the ever-useful spring-cleaning project. You can do the same with your Nexis Newsdesk search feeds that no longer needed for you or your users. You can easily delete a feed by clicking the down arrow to the right of the selected feed you wish to purge. Once you select Delete feed , a helpful pop-up window will surface to let you know if this search feed is being used elsewhere on Nexis ...
31 Mar 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip: Use Exclusion Filters in News Content to Refine Results

Based on customer feedback, three new exclusion filters are available for news sources on the Lexis® and Lexis+™ services. These exclusion filters allow you to eliminate stock stories, non-business news and obituaries from news results, allowing you to get to relevant news faster. After running a search, scroll to the bottom of the filters on the left: Applied filters appear at the top and can be removed ...
17 Mar 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip: Adjust Number of Results Viewable on a Page

After running a search on the Lexis® or Lexis+™ service, the default number of results that display per page is 10. You have the option to increase this number to 25 or 50, so you can scroll through more documents on a single page. On the Lexis and Lexis+ landing page, select the three dots on the upper right or More , then choose Settings . Under Results Display Settings , select 25 or 50 to increase ...
10 Mar 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Nexis Newsdesk™ Tip of the Month: How Can I Determine Who Is Getting a Newsletter?

This can easily be accomplished by running a report for your newsletters, which will show you the list of recipients. Here how: You can run a report from the Admin & Usage Stats , which you will find in the upper-right corner when signed into the Nexis Newsdesk service. After you click on Admin & Usage Stats , you will have a number of choices after clicking on Download Report , including run Newsletter Report ...
3 Mar 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip: Refine Your Shepard’s® Report With the Discussion Analysis Feature

Shepard’s ® Citations Service offers an amazing array of features and functions to help you glean the most relevant citations from your Shepard’s reports. When viewing results in the Citing Decisions tab of a Shepard’s report, you will see an indicator to the right of each case titled Discussion. Also note Discussion as a filter in the left-hand panel. The Discussion calculation is based on two factors ...
3 Mar 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip: Quickly zero in on documents with in-depth discussion of a topic using the ATLEAST command

The ATLEAST command requires that a term or terms appear “at least” a specified number of times in a document. For example, searching ATLEAST10(CERCLA) requires references to CERCLA to appear in every document at least 10 times. You can use ATL as a shortcut instead of writing out ATLEAST, and use upper or lower case, e.g., ATL10(CERCLA) or atleast10(CERCLA). Here you can see the case law results in ...
23 Feb 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Research Tip: Monitor Breaking News from a Single Source

A great way to stay on top of breaking news from favorite sources is to set up an alert. One way to do that is by looking up the title from the Sources tab on the Lexis and Lexis+ landing page. When you select the title you would like to monitor, you will be taken to the advanced search form specific to that title. Here you can craft a more targeted search if you only want to follow a specific topic or issue. If you ...
18 Feb 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Sorting Options When Reviewing a Shepard’s® Report

Shepard’s reports on the Lexis® and Lexis+ services offer an amazing array of features and functions. One navigation tip you’ll want to take advantage of is the Sort by option. When you are in the Citing Decisions tab of a Shepard’s report, the default sort is by court. You can also sort the citing decisions by Analysis, Discussion or Date. Use the Sort by drop-down menu in the upper right-hand ...
10 Feb 2021

Nexis Newsdesk® Research Tip of the Month: Creating and Editing Your Search Template

Save time when searching on Newsdesk by creating a search template frequently used pre-search filters. To adjust these settings, click the drop-down menu to the right of My Content from the saved content area. Then, select the Edit search default option. From here, you can make the selections that work best for you. Below, note the media type is set to three options. Once you have made all your selections, click ...
3 Feb 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: How to Keep Results Open While Reviewing a Document

You’re probably used to opening multiple tabs, or even new windows, when using your browser for various websites. Did you know you can do this from within Lexis® and Lexis+™? While reviewing a results list, you can open some of the documents that seem relevant to your research. And, you can keep the results list open, so you can go back and forth to check off documents to be delivered. From the results ...
3 Feb 2021

LexisNexis® Competitive Intelligence Toolkit

LexisNexis® Competitive Intelligence Toolkit The Competitive Intelligence (CI) Toolkit is designed to help you complete your CI research more efficiently as it relates to the LexisNexis® products you have access to. The kit includes helpful checklists for the most common CI use cases that include recommended LexisNexis products, sources, sample searches and tips to help you maximize your available resources. We ...
25 Jan 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Review Your Search Strategy With the Research Map Feature

Research Map on the Lexis® and Lexis+™ services is a great way to help you work out a solid search strategy, get back to a specific point in your research or share your work with colleagues. Find Research Map in the History tab in the top navigation bar: Click on Research Map to see your search history in a graphic view that identifies search results, content sets accessed and number of documents, filtered ...
20 Jan 2021

Nexis Newsdesk Enhancements & User Tips, January 2021

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13 Jan 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Quick Links to Legislative History on Lexis® and Lexis+™

Both the Lexis and Lexis+ services provide hyperlinks to quickly access legislative history information of interest. Once you enter the citation, you have direct access to historical data related to the code you are researching. To access Legislative History links on the Lexis service: Type in the full citation in the search box (e.g., PL 113-5)and select USCS-Public Laws from the results: See About This Document ...
13 Jan 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Delivery options for multiple documents

When you deliver more than one document from Lexis or Lexis+, you can indicate if you want the items to be separate files or a single attachment. After selecting the delivery option, access the Basic Options tab and look for the When attaching multiple documents option. Choose the option you prefer, and Group and save documents as a single file or Save as individual files . Depending on the project and your workflow, ...
6 Jan 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Advanced search techniques in News with commands and LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology™ scores

In instances when it’s difficult to determine the specific terms necessary to get the most relevant news articles due to general terms involved, combining appropriate special commands with LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology relevancy scores and searching within the headline and lead of an article can help you achieve more relevant and manageable results. Allcaps allows for looking for an acronym that also spells ...
16 Dec 2020

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Streamline News Searches by Fine-Tuning Your Settings

Reviewing your settings can help make your News searching more efficient. A couple key adjustments here can make a big difference. Go to the top right on the black navigation bar and click More and then Settings : Set the Number of results to display per page to 50; it defaults to 10. Making this change to the maximum allowed will help reduce the amount of page advances that you will need to take in order to review ...
26 Nov 2020

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Use the not connector to refine results

You can utilize various forms of the not connector to find documents in which a search word, phrase or section is to be eliminated from results on Lexis and Lexis+. Exclude one term or multiple terms when you enter and not before each term, or include the terms to be excluded in parenthesis separated by or. For example, search for COVID and not vaccine or COVID and not ( remdesivir or coronavac ). You can also use ...
19 Nov 2020