Dear Lexis®Library subscriber,
e-burst brings you up to date with the latest improvements in your LexisNexis® online services. Some of the sources and titles mentioned below are subscription dependent, please contact your account manager or call us on 020 7400 2984 if you would like to discuss adding any of these services to your existing subscription.
A small typo can mean a big difference to search results so this month we’ve eased the search experience by launching the new “Did you mean?” feature to point you in the right direction and help you find what you’re looking for quickly.
You will notice the new “Did you mean?” feature appearing at the top of results lists after you’ve run a search which included a misspelled word or when you retrieve results but LexisLibrary thinks there are other options. For example, if you typed “Credit Letter” into the Explore box on the bottom of the Legal homepage, the clever “Did you mean?” feature will suggest that perhaps you were after “Letter of Credit”. You can see the results of your own search term, but have the option to click on the “Did you mean?” suggestion to see different results.
The new “Did you mean?” feature will also minimise the possibility of you hitting the “No Documents Found” message. Where your search query returns no results, LexisLibrary will now return results for the best match (“We assumed you meant....”). E.g. if you had accidentally typed “credt lettr” into the Explore box on the Legal homepage, the “Did you mean?” feature would assume you meant “Letter of Credit” and show you the best match results list. And you always have the option to click on your original search terms if you wish.
LexisLibrary does everything it can to get you to the content and resources you need. You may sometimes see suggestions on the “No Documents Found” screen, where even the best match does not return results.
The Lexis fuzzy logic behind “Did you mean?” will be activated when you type in searches from:
- Legislation, Case Name, Journal Article and Form or Precedent fields in the blue Quickfind Boxes
- any of the Search forms
- any of the search boxes on the practice area pages
- in the Explore Box on the LEGAL homepage
Our aim is to make your search experience as painless as possible. This unique feature based on our legal knowledge and terminology should ensure that you find the results you are looking for with minimal effort.
It is possible to switch off this feature in “My Preferences” by simply clicking on the “My Preferences” link in the top right hand corner of any page and then select the “Search and Results” tab. On this tab you will see a tick box beside the message “Show search suggestions based on Lexis® Fuzzy Logic”. If you want to remove this feature, simply uncheck the tickbox and click on “Save”.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the suggested searches on LexisLibrary, we’ve enabled the possibility of building search queries using multiple suggested searches. In the Explore box on the legal homepage and in the commentary search form search terms box, it is now possible to select multiple suggested searches and build a search query.
LexisLibrary will automatically put an AND connector between the terms as you type. All you need to do is select the suggested searches you want from the list of best possible matches and build your search query. There’s no need for you to type in AND. Don’t worry – if you don’t want to use the suggested searches you don’t have to - just ignore them. Suggested searches are a prompt tool which is at your disposal. You may wish to select only one term from a suggested search and free-text the rest – this is also possible.
We’re pleased to announce that a series of short training videos are now available on LexisLibrary. The iLearning Modules and 90Sec iKnowledge Modules can be accessed via the Help link in the top right hand corner of any page then selecting the “Tutorials” link. You can also locate these tutorial videos by clicking on the “Show me how to…?” links to the left of all the search forms.
We understand your time is at a premium so these helpful video modules aim to give you a quick overview of how to use certain areas of the product. For example, Creating an update, how to change your preferences or how to customise your bookshelf. We offer LexisNexis customers access to training anywhere, anytime. These audiovisual online learning modules will help maximise the retention of information, giving you the help you need when you need it.
If you would like to arrange a training course on any of our services, or if you require further training materials, please contact our training support via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; on the telephone: +44 (0)20 7400 4639; or visit our website: www.lnacademy.com. You can even find us on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/lexisnexisacademy.
You may notice that we’ve added another link on the Legislation search form which allows you to order a PDF copy of any SI at the click of a button. The new link is called SI PDF request and can be found to the left of the Legislation search form, under the heading “Related Searches”. The SI PDF will mirror that of the enactment in LexisLibrary now i.e. the current view.
All you need to do is enter information about the specific SI PDF you require in addition to your name and contact details and click “submit”. We will then send you the PDF for free by email as soon as possible.
As a reminder, PDFs of Acts are already available in LexisLibrary. Simply search for the act you require using the Legislation search form or the Legislation field in the blue Quick Find boxes. At the top of the resulting document, you will notice the PDF delivery option in the non-scrolling toolbar of that document. Clicking on this PDF icon will launch the PDF version of that Act which you can then save, download or print.
Kelly’s Legal Precedents
Kelly's covers a broad range of subjects in depth. This unrivalled practical research and drafting tool provides a unique collection of the main forms and precedents practitioners are likely to need in their day-to-day practice. This new source is up-to-date with Finance Act 2010 and incorporates all major legislative changes since the publication of the 19th edition, including:
Changes coming through from the Companies and Charities Acts
Employment Act 2008 (including discrimination – Equalities Bill to bring in new legislation in 2010)
New pension law (to be covered in the employment chapter to anticipate the automatic enrolment into the pension scheme from 2012
Anti-terrorism laws – inclusion of money laundering forms and employment policy statements
FA 2007-2010 changes impacting trusts and family provisions
Did you know that there are nearly 1500 Halsbury's Statutes notes to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 alone? These notes cut your research time by highlighting important statutory provisions and judicial decisions which materially affect the way the Act is to be understood, but which aren't otherwise obvious when reading the individual sections of the Act.
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