How do I create an alert?

You can create an alert, which is a search that runs automatically and notifies you of any results. You can specify how often the alert is run.

Tip: To get the best, on-target alert results, refine your search before saving it as an alert. Here are some suggestions:
  • Use search terms that are specific to your research, joined by connectors to define the relationships of the search terms. For example, medical negligence or clinical negligence
  • Avoid terms that are too general, such as illness or behavior.
  • Filter your results before creating your alert. On the results page, select from the filters in the left pane to specify the jurisdiction, time frame, practice area, and so on, that you want to focus on.

To create an alert:

  1. Run a search or Shepardize® a citation.
  2. When you have the results you want, complete one of the following steps:
    • From your search results, select the alert icon (Alert) above your results.
    • From a Shepard's® report, select the alert icon (Alert).

    The Alert dialog box appears.

  3. Provide the information required on the form. (Using this form, you can specify how often you want to be notified of any results, how you want to receive the results, and other options. See Create New Search Alert Page for information about each of the fields on this form.)

You can review all of your alerts by choosing the View all alerts in the Alerts pod on the Lexis® home page. You can also choose Alerts from the More drop-down list, located at the top of any page.

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