Lexis Medical Navigator®
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FAQs

How do I access Lexis Medical Navigator®?

  1. Go to LexisAdvance.com
  2. Enter your Lexis Advance ID and password
  3. Click Sign In
  4. Select Lexis Medical Navigator from the Lexis Advance® Research drop-down menu located in the top left-hand corner of the main Lexis Advance® screen

* If you would like to make Lexis Medical Navigator your starting page when signing in to Lexis Advance, go to “Settings,” located under the “More” drop down menu on the top right of your Lexis Advance Screen. Then, select Lexis Medical Navigator from the “Start Page” drop down, and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Save Changes to Settings & Close.”


Who creates the Standard of Care pod?

The content within the standard of care pod is researched and created specifically for Lexis Medical Navigator® by a team of healthcare practitioners. The project manager is Kimberly Bell, a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. If you would like to ask specific questions, or share a comment, please do not hesitate to contact Kimberly.Bell@lexisnexis.com.


Are the experts in the “find an expert witness” pod paid (like a service)?

No, none of the experts you will find within the expert witness pod have paid to have their name or information appear. Nor do they receive any compensation from LexisNexis or its affiliates for appearing. The list of experts comes from an internal database of over 382,000 experts that is regularly maintained and updated.


How do I search medical journals (by subject matter, title, and/or author)?

It only takes 2 to 3 steps to search within the Lexis Medical Navigator® library of over 1,600 full text medical and scientific journals! There are two primary ways to quickly access these journals, both starting from the Lexis Medical Navigator landing (opening) page:

  1. View all Medical Topics
    1. If you only want to directly access the journals, click on the “View all Medical Topics” link on the landing page, just below the right side of the search bar.
    2. Next, type your search term(s) into the search bar located on the left side of the page in the “Search for a Medical Topic” box.
      1. To search by the title of an article use the following query format, without the quotation marks: “title(title name)”. For example – title(Biomarkers in bladder cancer)
      2. To search by author or subject matter, enter the search terms as you would in the Lexis Advance search bar.
    3. The result list defaults to the First Consult Clinical Summaries, but clicking on the “View Medical References” link on the upper right hand corner of the page will run your search across our library of full text journals and medical abstracts.
      1. To exclusively display the full text journals, click on “Scientific Publications” within the “Category” section on the left side of the page.
      2. To further refine your search, use the search box and/or filters located in the "Narrow By” panel on the left side of the page.
  2. Dashboard Topics
    1. Select a “Dashboard Topic” from the Lexis Medical Navigator landing page. This can be done by typing your medical issue into the search bar on the top of the page, or selecting your issue from this list of Dashboard Topics below the search bar.
    2. After selecting your topic, click on the “Medical References” tab on the ribbon located near the top of the page (underneath the red font indicating the selected Dashboard Topic).
      1. Lexis Medical Navigator will run a pre-created search query based on the selected Dashboard Topic. This search utilizes a specialized medical taxonomy from Elsevier (named, EMMeT) which pulls the various synonyms and commonly associated terms for the topic, for the most comprehensive result set possible.
      2. To exclusively display the full text journals, click on “Scientific Publications” within the “Category” section on the left side of the page.
      3. To further refine your search, use the search box and/or filters located in the “Narrow By” panel on the left side of the page.

Where can I view a list of the medical journals offered with my Lexis Medical Navigator® subscription?

Please click here to view an index of the over 1,600 full-text medical and scientific journals offered with Lexis Medical Navigator.


How do I access images?

Similar to the medical journal access documented above, it only takes 3 steps to search within the Lexis Medical Navigator library of over 11,000 medical images. There are two primary ways to quickly access these images, both starting from the Lexis Medical Navigator landing (opening) page:

  1. View all Medical Topics
    1. If you only want to directly access the images, click on the “View all Medical Topics” link on the landing page, just below the right side of the search bar.
    2. Next, type your search term(s) into the search bar located on the left side of the page in the “Search for a Medical Topic” box.
    3. The result list defaults to the First Consult Clinical Summaries. Click on the “View Medical References” link on the upper right hand corner of the page, then select the “Illustrations” button on the top right area of the following screen.
      1. To further refine your search, use the search box and/or filters located in the “Narrow By” panel on the left side of the page.
  2. Dashboard Topics
    1. Select a “Dashboard Topic” from the Lexis Medical Navigator landing page. This can be done by typing your medical issue into the search bar on the top of the page, or selecting your issue from this list of Dashboard Topics below the search bar.
    2. After selecting your topic, click on the “Medical References” tab on the ribbon located near the top of the page (underneath the red font indicating the selected Dashboard Topic).
    3. From the Medical References screen, select the “Illustrations” button on the top right of the page to toggle to the images results list.
      1. To further refine your search, use the search box and/or filters located in the “Narrow By” panel on the left side of the page.

What if my medical topic is not a dashboard topic?

You can still have access to full text medical journals, medical illustrations and clinical topic summaries! Follow these steps to walk through Lexis Medical Navigator® medical, scientific, and clinical content:

    1. Click on the “View all Medical Topics” link, just below the right side of the search bar.
    2. On the following screen you will see a search bar located on the left side of the page in the “Search for a Medical Topic” box. The search term(s) entered in this bar will be used to provide results across the medical and scientific journals, medical illustrations, and First Consult clinical topic summaries.
    3. The result list defaults to the First Consult Clinical Summaries, providing encyclopedic information on hundreds of medical topics.
    4. Clicking on the “View Medical References” link on the upper right hand corner of the page will initially run your search across our library of full text journals and medical abstracts.
        1. To exclusively display the full text journals, click on “Scientific Publications” within the “Category” section on the left side of the page.
    5. To further refine your search, use the search box and/or filters located in the “Narrow By” panel on the left side of the page.
  • On the “View Medical References” results screen, selecting the “Illustrations” button will toggle to the images results list.
    1. To further refine your search, use the search box and/or filters located in the “Narrow By” panel on the left side of the page.