How do I create an alert?

An alert is an action you take that you schedule Lexis Advance Quicklaw to repeat automatically at specific intervals in order to notify you of any changes or events that may have occurred. To create an alert, follow these steps.

  1. Perform the action you want Lexis Advance Quicklaw to repeat automatically.
    Note:

    You can create the following types of alerts:

    • Search Alert. 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. You can create a Topic Alert to notify you if and when any new documents subsequently become associated with a selected topic. For 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. You can use the Compare Search Results option in the History Research Map to select any two or three searches currently stored in History in order to find documents that are common to them, then create an 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. You can use the Find Similar Documents function in the History Research Map to select up to three different documents from any search currently stored in History to find additional documents that are similar to the selected documents, then can create an 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® Alert. After you display a QuickCITE record, you can create a QuickCITE 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.
  2. After you have generated the results you want (or have selected the topic you want or have displayed the QuickCITE record you want), select the Alert icon (Alert) at the top right of your results (or, if a topic alert, select Create an alert). The Create Alert box appears.
  3. Select the Overview, Monitor, Deliver, and Share tabs and complete the entries on them to name the alert, identify the specific content types you want the alert to monitor, choose how you want to be notified of results, and identify any other users with whom you want to share the alert. For more information, see Search Alert (create) dialogue box, Topic Alert (create) dialogue box, and QuickCITE® Citator Alert (create) dialogue box .
  4. Select Create Alert to save the alert.

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