How do I limit my search to specific sources?

You can use search filters to limit your searches to specific jurisdictions, content types, legal topics, and sources. This article describes how to limit searches to specific sources. For more information on limiting searches, see How do I limit my search to specific jurisdictions or content types? and How do I limit my search to specific legal topics?

Tip: After you select one or more filters and generate a set of results, Lexis Advance Quicklaw automatically adds the filters to the Recent & Favourites list, where you can select them for use in later searches. For more information, see What are recent & favourites?
  1. Enter your search terms.
  2. Select the Browse button at the top of the page and select Sources in the left margin of the box that appears.
  3. Select All Sources. The sources search page appears containing a list of all sources.
    Note: If you know the content type, jurisdiction, legal topic, or subscription status (i.e., whether the source is within or outside your subscription) of the source you want, you can select By Content Type, By Jurisdiction, By Legal Topic, or By Subscription to limit your search to one of those categories. Continue selecting sub-categories until the source search page appears listing the sources falling within the selected category.
  4. Under Narrow By... in the left pane, optionally select one or more of the headings to limit, or further limit, your search for the source name to one of those categories. The list of sources is limited, or further limited, to the selected category or categories.
  5. Take one of these actions:
    If you want to...Then do this...
    Browse for the source (helpful if you know the exact name)
    1. At the top of the source list, select the first letter of the source name.
    2. At the bottom of the list, select the page number navigation links until the page containing the source name appears.
    Search for the source (helpful when you do not know the exact name or know only a part of the name)In the Search Within Sources search box, type the name of the source, or a part of the name, and select the search icon.
  6. Select the name of the source you want to add to the search, and select Add source as a search filter from the list of options that appears. A message appears stating the source has been added to the search filters.
    Note: If the source contains a table of contents, you can select the table of contents link below the source name to browse the table of contents. For more information, see What is Table of Contents browsing?
  7. Repeat these steps to add any additional sources to the search.
  8. Select Search.

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