Questions and Answers
Can I search for a case by citation?
You can search for a case using a citation by clicking into the Cases tab and using the 'citation' field. Just input your citation (you don't even need brackets) and click search. You can also search by neutral citation using this field.
How can I find the most recent case from the previous week?
Go to the Cases search page. Construct your search with the relevant search terms. In the Judgement field; select “Previous Week” from the drop-down list. Now click Search. The Judgement Date column will give you the date judgement was passed for each of your cases shown in the Results screen.
How can I narrow my search?
There are two main ways in which to narrow your results from the results page, either using the results groups in the left and side of the screen to highlight subjects and themes. Or on the right hand side of your screen you can add any additional words, phrases or commands in the search within results box.
How do I find International cases?
Go to the Cases search page. Look in the column on the left, and click on the International Cases link. This is the search screen you should use to find any Case which is non-UK.
How do I find International Journals?
Go to the Sources tab. Change the Country drop-down list from United Kingdom to the relevant country for which you want to find sources. The Sources list will now change accordingly. To run a search across any of these sources; tag the relevant sources and click OK. This will take you to a Search screen where you can enter in the relevant search terms.
Is LexisLibrary subscription sensitive?
Yes, you will only see what you subscribe to.
Nexis UK- Can I narrow a search with an 'and not' in the narrow search field'?
LexisNexis has been enhanced to include this feature. In order for this to work your narrow search terms must include original search terms. For example: if your original terms were 'yellow and orange', and you found that you wanted to exclude all mentions of 'brown', your narrow search would need to be constructed as follows; 'yellow and orange and not brown'.
Nexis UK- Can I search in just one publication?
There many ways in which you can search for one publication, depending upon which search form you are using or if your are viewing the results page. From just selecting the individual source from the news page or using the results grouping on the left of your results page or alternatively you can always use the pub command anywhere throughout Nexis , just ensure that the publication is part of the current publication group. For example: pub (times)
Nexis UK- How can I export my articles?
There are two ways to deliver my articles from the Nexis results page, either use the immediate delivery options on the right to print, download or email or use the blue link in the centre of the screen to ‘add to’ and add the articles to your delivery folder at the top of your screen.
What does the copy results link do?
The last of the delivery options is a copy results link. This is displayed as an image of a clipboard with a small chain at the bottom. This allows you to generate a link to the exact place in the service you wish and cut and paste this link, either into an email or perhaps onto your intranet. This way, whoever clicks onto this link will be taken to the same place in the service. They will need access to LexisLibrary, but of course most students have access to the service through their university's subscribtion.