What is an alert?
When you create an alert, you schedule Lexis Advance Quicklaw to repeat an action automatically and at specific intervals to let you know of any changes or events that may have occurred. For example, when you create a Search Alert, Lexis Advance Quicklaw repeats the search automatically at periodic intervals and notifies you if any additional documents have been found that now meet your search criteria.
To create an alert, perform the action you want to monitor, then select the Alert icon () at the top of the page.
When creating an alert, you can specify exactly what Lexis Advance Quicklaw should monitor, when monitoring should begin and end, how frequently it should monitor, and whether it should notify you only online or both online and by email. You can also assign a new or existing client ID to the alert, and you can share the alert with other authorized users.
You can create the following types of alerts:
- Search Alert. After you review the results of a search, you can create a Search Alert to notify you of any new documents that subsequently meet your search criteria. For more information on searching, see What are the Lexis Advance® Quicklaw® search capabilities? and How do I create effective searches?
- Topic Alert. The Browse Topics option enables you to browse to a specific topic and to display the documents it contains. You can create a Topic Alert to notify you if and when any new documents subsequently become associated with the topic. For more information on browsing topics, see How do I use the Browse Topics option?
- Publication Alert. The Browse Sources option enables you to browse to a specific source and to display the documents it contains. You can create a Publication Alert to notify you if and when any new documents are subsequently added to the source. For more information about browsing sources, see How do I use the Browse Sources option?
- Compare Search Results Alert. The Compare Search Results option in the History Research Map enables you to select any two or three searches currently stored in History in order to find documents that are common to them. You can create a Compare Search Results Alert to notify you if and when any new documents common to the searches subsequently become available. For more information on comparing searches, see What is the compare search results option? and How do I compare the results of different searches?
- Find Similar Documents Alert. The Find Similar Documents option in the History Research Map enables you to select up to three different documents from any search currently stored in History in order to find additional documents that are similar to the selected documents. You can create a Find Similar Documents Alert to notify you if and when any new documents subsequently become available that are similar to the selected documents. For more information on finding similar documents, see What is the find similar documents option? and How do I find documents similar to specific documents I have selected?
- QuickCITE® Citator Alert. After you display a QuickCITE record, you can create a QuickCITE Citator Alert in order to be notified whenever any major revisions are made to it. The source of any such major revisions may be courts, governments, or the editorial team and may include events such as changes in the QuickCITE signal, addition of cases to the Citing Cases table, and so on.
After you save an alert, you can access the Alerts List page to view the alert and other alerts that you have created or that have been shared with you. You can edit the alert to amend what it monitors, when it should begin and end monitoring, and so on. You can also pause the alert (temporarily stop it), restart it, mark its results as having been read, delete its results, or delete the alert. For more information, see the Alerts List page.