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Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Requesting permission to copy and distribute materials

LexisNexis makes it easy for you to request copyright permission to reproduce materials. For example, your marketing department asks you to print articles from Lexis Advance, and tells you they want to reproduce these articles for packets to be distributed at a client seminar. At the bottom of every...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Editing an Alert’s Search

Alerts are a great way to stay on top of a current topic, especially in the news. However, there may come a time when you might need to make edit the Alert search. Simply go to the upper right-hand corner of Lexis Advance, click More from the drop-down menu and then Alerts . From your list of alerts...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Understand how other cases impacted your case with one click using the Reason for Shepard’s Signal™ tool.

The Reason for Shepard’s Signal tool is a unique feature on Lexis Advance that provides users with the citing reference that had the strongest influence on the Shepard’s Signal™ analysis applied to a case. This feature is a huge timesaver. You can gather significant insights about how...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Advanced searching on Lexis Advance®

Utilize the enhanced Advanced Search forms on Lexis Advance to deliver more targeted results by utilizing search segments within specific content groups. Go to the Advanced Search link to access the search form. Select a specific content type. Enter your search terms in the relevant segments...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Refining case law search results to reported or unreported decisions

The Lexis Advance service gives you the ability to filter your case results using the Publication Status filter. By using this filter, you can choose between Reported and Unreported . Keep in mind, if your results are from California state courts only , your choices will be Published and Unpublished...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Searching Legal News and News within in a specific practice area

These simple steps will enable you to quickly search for News and Legal News within a specific practice area. First, expand Explore Content and select the pertinent practice area. Choose Select sources to search . Then scroll down and select News and Legal News . Run a search and...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Leverage new content and visual enhancements on LexisNexis® Verdict & Settlement Analyzer

LexisNexis Verdict & Settlement Analyzer is a popular tool that provides legal professionals with the ability to assess cases using one of the industry’s largest collections of jury verdicts and settlements paired with analytical tools to identify opportunities, threats and options. Some recent...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Creating permanent links in Lexis Advance

A quick and easy way to direct your users to a specific area within the Lexis Advance service is through creating permalinks using the Link to this page feature. There are a few things to be aware of. Rather than using a browser bookmark, the permanent link will store and set the application...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Filtering before you run a search on the new streamlined Lexis Advance home page

The new Lexis Advance home page provides more convenient filtering options before you run your search. The starting in choice offers the opportunity to select the content category that will display as the default after running a search (otherwise, the default is cases). You still have access to all other...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Setting up an Alert on Lexis Advance (in any content category)

In this example, we will set up an Alert in News content on Lexis Advance. Run your search (e.g., nda and sexual harassment); go to the content category you want, i.e., News. From your search results, click the Alert “bell” icon to set up your Alert. Overview tab: title your...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Saving favorites on the new streamlined Lexis Advance® homepage

Saved Favorites are now easier to apply as they are available via a pull-down menu on the top of the new streamlined Lexis Advance® homepage. Favorites are useful short-cuts for targeted search starting points and can be any combination of pre and post search filters, topics and selections. ...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Finding segments by content type using the new Lexis Advance home page

Segment searching has always been a useful precision search tool for librarians and other advanced researchers using Lexis Advance. However, one doesn’t always know what segments are available for a particular content set. Use Advanced Search to quickly locate segments by content type. First...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Quick printing tip for results lists or full document

If you need to quickly print or save a list of results or a document in full, take advantage of the Printer-Friendly View icon at the top of the page: The printer-friendly view will present the content on your screen in cleaner format, with the filters and frames removed. Use the print button to...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: New option to show your password when you sign in to Lexis Advance

A small but powerful feature is now available on Lexis Advance. When you sign in, you can choose to show or hide your password: This handy feature is helpful if the password entered is incorrect. Now you can see exactly what you type and notice if the Caps Lock is on, or if some other feature is...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Browse and Search Legal News by Publisher

The Legal News content category is distinct from News in an important way—it carries content from some of the most valuable legal-specific sources in the industry. You’ll find an unmatched collection of legal news content—and you can access it all through the Lexis Advance service,...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Search News by Industry

It’s now easier than ever to search news on the Lexis Advance service by industry as a pre-search or post-search filter. Prior to running a search, select News in the Content Type tab in Explore Content, then select News by Industry . Select all or any combination thereof from the industries listed...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Directories are helpful sources when researching people

If you’re running searches on an individual for news or other background information, the Directories on the Lexis Advance service can help. To access, select Directories as the Content Type under Explore Content . This category includes directories providing information on people who may...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Lexis Advance® Content Listing

If you want to explore the content available on Lexis Advance prior to searching, my recommendation is to download the Content Listing and access it from your desktop. To do this, sign in to Lexis Advance and access Help via the global navigation bar: You will find the Content Listing directly...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Applying automatic filters in Lexis Advance®

We often know the content we want to search from the start. The Explore Content pod is one way to select desired content prior to running a search. There is also a setting you can choose to have certain content categories automatically narrowed by subcategories. This is an oldie but goodie for those...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Utilize the power of Legal Issue Trail™

Find more authority on a specific point of law with the Legal Issue Trail™ feature. This tool will surface the cases that cite to the case you are reviewing, as well as cases that have cited to your case for a particular point of law. Try it out by selecting “ Activate Passages ” when...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Quickly compare search results with Research Map on the Lexis Advance® service

The Compare Search Results feature in Research Map enables you to choose up to three searches (or filtered searches) of the same content type to find the documents common to all searches included. Access Research Map from History in the top navigation bar. Select the searches you want to see...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Quickly assess how a case was treated with Shepard’s® case cards

The interactive Shepard’s case cards visually display Shepard’s treatment , including the number of citations for each treatment, right from the results screen so you can quickly view how a case has been treated. Select a color to move to the Shepard’s report filtered to that treatment...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Quickly refine search results by publisher

It’s easy to refine a search result on the Lexis Advance® service to a specific publisher of interest. After conducting a search, note that Publisher is a filter on the left at the bottom of the Filters pane. The screenshot below is an example from a search in News content on Lexis Advance...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Helpful segments when refining large results in News content

When asked to find articles on a major company, event, issue or person, you may get an extremely large number of News articles. If you do not have specific terms to narrow your result, how can you refine the answer set? If the geographic, publication type or source filters aren’t enough, make use...

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Quickly compare state laws with the Lexis Practice Advisor® State Law Comparison Tool

Suppose you are asked to prepare a comparison of the wage deduction requirements and prohibitions in Illinois, New York and Texas. The Lexis Practice Advisor State Law Comparison Tool available in Lexis Practice Advisor helps make this project quick and easy. This feature allows researchers to compare...