Lexis will be introducing some upgrades to Lexis Advance, which should be available to all USF Law patrons on the morning of Monday, February 10. UPDATE: Lexis now indicates that the enhancements will be available on Monday, February 17.
Here is a description of the changes that are being made to improve Lexis Advance:
Access to Law360 Content: Law school customers will have access to Law360 materials beginning the week of February 24.
Source Selection Upgrades:
- Instead of forcing users to navigate to the separate "Browse Sources" web page to find an individual source to search, you can enter the name of the source in the search box on the home page, and Lexis Advance will allow you to select that source from the home page. For example, if you want to search the Matthew Bender practice guide, California Criminal Defense Practice, you can enter this title in the home page search box, and it should pop up as a source.
- Natural Language Changes: enhancements to search algorithm and default to top results.
- Boolean Language Changes: no difference between upper and lower case search connectors.
- No More Persistent Pre-Search Filters: the pre-search filters that you can select on the home page (Content Type, Jurisdiction, and Practice Areas) will default to the “All” setting after each logout once the upgrade is completed.
- Segment Searching in News: available segments will now include cite, company, hlead, headline, term, title, publication, section, and publication-type
- Additional Dockets Filters: including Litigation Area, Litigants, Cause, Case Status, and Case Type.
- Filter by Practice Area in Browse Sources
If you have questions about any of these changes, contact a research librarian.