Research Map page

The Research Map enables you to view your individual research activities over the previous 90 days in a graphical format. These activities include the searches you have done; the documents you have viewed, printed, downloaded, and emailed; the items you have saved to folders; and so on. In addition to viewing the individual steps you have taken within each research activity, you can also use the Research Map to do the following:

You can display the Research Map by selecting Research Map at the bottom of the History pod on the home page. You can also access it by selecting the History button at the top of any page and by selecting Research Map from the bottom of the list that appears.


Select this to display the following list of actions you can take related to the research map itself and its contents.

Link to this page
Select to open a dialogue box that enables you to generate a permanent hyperlink to the current page you are viewing. For more information, see Link to This Page dialogue box.
Narrow By

Use the options below this heading to filter (and/or reset) your list of history trails.

Note: A history trail is a sequence of related activities. For example, if you do a search, view the results for a given content type, view two documents within the content type, view a second content type, and view another document in that content type, the collection of activities is recorded as a single history trail where each of the individual activities is represented by a graphical image. At the point you begin another search or start another activity unrelated to the original search, a new history trail and set of graphical images is recorded.
Search Within History

Use this search box to narrow your list of history trails to only items containing the search terms you enter. After you filter your list of history trails, the search terms appear below the Search Within History search box in the left pane, and the filtered list of items appears in the right pane.

Note: When these searches contain multiple terms, Lexis Advance Pacific returns only results containing all of the entered terms.
Important: If you use search terms to filter your list of history trails as described above, and you use the Search Within History box again, the second search does not narrow the list further. Instead, the new search is run over all selected history trails, and any results replace the current set of results.

To clear this search, select Clear search at the top of the history list.

Reset map to default state

Select to reset the entire Research Map to its default state.

View by: Last modified date/Original activity date

Select Change order of trails and select Last modified date to list the history trails in the order by which they were last modified, or select Original activity date to list them in the order by which the original activity occurred.

Matter ID

By default, history trails are listed for all matter IDs. Select Change matter ID and select a specific matter ID to filter the list to only history trails associated with the selected matter ID.

Date [date range]

Select Change date range and select a specific date range to filter the list to only history trails that fall within the selected date range. You can select an individual date or a series of up to 30 consecutive dates.

Show Trails

Select All Trails to list all trails that fall within the selected matter ID and date range, or select one or more specific trails to filter the list to only the selected trails.

View tutorial

Select this to view a short interactive tutorial introducing key features of the Research Map.

List | Research MapSelect List to display the History List page. Select Research Map to display the Research Map. For information on History, see What is the history option? and History List page.
Add to folder

Select this to add the currently displayed list of trails to a folder.

Delivery Options Button

Select the delivery options button to print (Print), email (Email), or download (Download) the selected items or to send them to Dropbox (Send to Dropbox).

The delivery options button contains both an icon and a drop-down arrow. The icon that appears may vary, depending on the type of delivery you last performed. If the icon identifies the action you want to take, and you do not want to change the existing delivery settings, select the icon to perform the desired action. If you do not want to perform a different type of delivery, and/or if you want to view or change the delivery settings, select the drop-down arrow and choose the option you want from the menu that appears. For more information, see What is document delivery?

Compare Search Results

Select this to compare the results of up to three different searches to find all documents common to each. For more information, see What is the compare search results option? and How do I compare the results of different searches?

Find Similar Documents

Select this to find all documents that are similar to up to three selected documents. For more information, see What is the find similar documents option? and How do I find documents similar to specific documents I have selected?

SearchSearch. Indicates a search was done. Select for details.
Content TypeContent Type. Indicates a content type was selected. Select for details.
Filter addedFilter. Indicates a filter was applied. Select for details.
Filter removedFilter. Indicates a filter was removed. Select for details.
DownloadDownload. Indicates an item was downloaded. Select for details.
EmailEmail. Indicates an item was emailed. Select for details.
PrintPrint. Indicates an item was printed. Select for details.
Saved to folderFolder. Indicates an item was saved in a folder. Select for details.
Compare search resultsCompare search results. Indicates a search results comparison was done. Select for details.
Purchased itemAccessed ($). Indicates an item outside your subscription was accessed and payment of a fee was agreed to. Select for details.
AlertOpened from Alerts List. Indicates an alert was opened from the Alerts list. Select for details.
AlertAccessed from a search alert. Indicates an item was accessed from a search alert and an action such as printing the item was taken. Select for details.
HistoryAccessed from history. Indicates an item was accessed from history. Select for details.
Unknown SourceAccessed from unknown source. Indicates an item was accessed from an unknown source. Select for details.
Open/Close listOpen. Indicates there are additional items to be viewed, such as items you printed or emailed. Select to open (and close) the list of additional items.

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