Search and Results Preferences Page

Change any settings on the Search and Results form and click on Save. To return to the previous page without changing settings, click on Cancel.

Displaying Search Results
Results per Page
Select from the drop-down list to specify how many results (10, 25, 50 or 100) you would like to display at a time.
Display relevancy scores in the Expanded List view
Select this checkbox if you wish to display your relevancy scores using the expanded view.
Settings for searches with more than 3000 results
When occurs
Select from the drop-down list the option that specifies how to handle the search results.
Prompt for Edit search
Displays a prompt asking you to edit your search.
Always show up to 1000 most relevant results
Displays up to the first 1000 most relevant results of your search.
Natural Language Results
Results Sort Order
Choose to sort your results by Relevance or Date.
Maximum Number of Documents to be retrieved for Natural Language Searches
Select from the drop-down list to specify the maximum number of Natural Language search results (10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000) that should be retrieved by default.
Document Display
Publication Tree Format
Choose the Publication Tree format you would like displayed when browsing sources for specific publications, Table of Contents, documents, document sections, etc. The tree format you select will be your default when viewing sources on the Browse tab.
In this format, you may open multiple sources and levels in the same screen, as well as display those that have search terms in them.
Full with Hits
In this format, you may open multiple sources and levels in the same screen, as well as display those that have search terms in them.
In this format, as you navigate through a source, the previous levels are truncated, showing only the level you are currently viewing.
In narrowed search results, only highlight "Search within results" terms
Select this checkbox to highlight only the terms from the most recent narrowed search. Clear the checkbox to highlight the terms from both the original search and the narrowed search.
Date SelectionSelect from the Default date selection drop-down menu the default date you wish to use for most search forms.
Note: The options are based on the Power Search form, but can vary slightly from form to form.
Duplicate Options

Duplicate options lets you choose whether or not you want to use similarity analysis to process your search results. Similarity analysis detects similar documents in your search results and groups them together. For more information about duplicate options, see What are Group Duplicates options?.

Choose the method that should be used to designate lead documents during similarity analysis. In each group of similar documents, the lead document:

Is the first online
The first document in the group to reach the LexisNexis online system.
Is the last online
The last document in the group to reach the LexisNexis online system.
Has the most content in common with the entire group
The individual documents in a group of similar documents can vary in size and content. The document that has the most content in common with all documents in the group, apart from the content they all share, is designated as the lead document.
Appears first based on how the results list is sorted
When considering this option, keep the following points in mind:
  • The sort options available in a results list may vary, depending on the selected sources, search criteria, and returned documents. The sort options may include Publication Date, Source and Location, Newest First, Oldest First, Relevance, etc.
  • A document’s publication date may not always be the best indicator of the currency of the information it contains. For example, many weekly and monthly magazines are published and distributed in advance of the publication dates shown on their covers.
Enhanced Coverage Linking

This feature lets you obtain more in-depth information about an item mentioned within the document you are viewing by automatically using that item as a search term within the other LexisNexis services you choose. Select this checkbox if you want the access link (icon) to this feature displayed every time an eligible item is mentioned within the document. Or, clear this checkbox if you only want the link displayed with the first mention of that eligible item.

Note: Checkboxes will only appear if this feature has been activated. If you do not see any checkboxes and are interested in the Enhanced Coverage Linking feature, contact your LexisNexis representative.
Display Enhanced Coverage Linking feature for <information type>

Select the checkbox for the type of information you want to see more information for. One or more may be available, depending on your subscription. If you do not see a checkbox for the type of information you're interested in, contact your LexisNexis representative.

Use the sort order options for each checkbox to arrange the items by your order of preference, with your preferred option first in the list.

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