Wednesday, 8 August 2007

NEW! IMPROVED! LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic, the "Lexis light" database that ULS subscribes to and that we use for our non-lawschool patrons (our lawschool Lexis subscription has more extensive content) , has been overhauled and updated and looks very different.
A short list of some of the changes and improvements:
  • Shepard's Citations with coverage of all federal and state courts (does not have Statutes, at least not yet)
  • Company Dossier is included in all U.S. subscriptions
  • Search across broad content such as all news or all federal and state cases
  • Powerful source selection using language, geographic, topic, and other facets
  • Ability to create ad hoc combined sources
  • Power Search form supports full LexisNexis query language and operators
  • Sophisticated results clustering feature
  • SmartIndexing Technology™ throughout the interface
  • Support for article-level linking
  • Support for federated searching
  • Export citations to RefWorks
Thanks to Michele Kristakis for the information and for the assistance with getting it working on the Pitt campus.

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