Advance recently redesigned its homepage to streamline search functions.
The search bar and content type box remain in the same place, but
they have hidden the "advanced search" link under a “more options” tab.
Advanced search is one of the more powerful tools available
to a legal researcher on Lexis. Options on this page allow a researcher to wield
more control over their search, narrowing results from the outset and saving
time (and, hopefully, money) in the research process.
In addition to the main search bar, the advanced search page displays a list of segments specific to a selected content type that can be searched by keyword. On the right-hand side of the page,
Lexis helpfully provides a short list of the most commonly used Boolean connectors
to assist in designing searches, and a link to an even longer list. Many of us
are familiar with using quotation marks to search for a specific phrase, but
other connectors like /s (within a sentence) or /p (within a paragraph) can be extremely
useful ways to find sources that address two connected legal terms.
Sign into Lexis here (https://advance.lexis.com/)
and try out your advanced search options now.
If you have questions or need
assistance with this or any other research, contact the law library reference
desk at 919-962-1194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Ellie Campbell on Fri. September 20, 2019 2:00 PM